Details for Eberhard K. Scholze

Eberhard Karl Scholze, 78, passed away peacefully in the care of hospice on July 21, 2019. He was born in Riesa, Germany on March 10, 1941. He and his family fled to West Berlin in 1952 and, in 1956, immigrated to the United States. In the U.S. Army, he met a fellow German, his future brother-in-law. He married Erika (Buchholtz) in 1966.

Eberhard studied as an industrial engineer and worked for Bodine Electric Co. in Chicago for over 25 years. Eberhard's favorite hobbies were dancing and piano playing.

In 2001, Eberhard and Erika retired to The Villages, where they were very active in the German American club. Besides Erika, Eberhard is survived by two children, Ursula and Oliver, four grandchildren, Veronica, Matthew, Adelle-Renee and Mitchell, and one great-grandchild, Leon. A celebration of Eberhard's life will be held at a later date.