Muriel 'Pud' Scholerman

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Muriel Scholerman, 87, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Thomas Van Tassell will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Muriel "Pud" Wynette White Schoelerman died on May 27, 2011, at St. Luke Nursing Home. She was born June 22, 1923, in Rolfe, Ia., to Louis Augustine White and Ruth Wilson White. The family lived and worked on several farms in northwest Iowa. Muriel loved being outdoors and was very active in 4-H. After graduating from Spencer High School in 1940, she attended AIB business school in Des Moines. She returned to Spencer and worked for Bjornstad Drugstore as bookkeeper as a secretary and later for Dr. C. Collister. In 1945 she married Stan Schoelerman. They lived and farmed on the Schoelerman family farm south of Everly. In 1964, the family moved to Spencer. While living in Spencer, Muriel became a certified Brailler for the Iowa Commission for the Blind. She translated over 50 books and textbooks into Braille for students in Iowa. Muriel was also active in Easter Star, P.E.O., and the First Congregational Church. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for 50 years.

Pud enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, dressing up for Halloween as a witch, spending time with her cat, 'Boots,' and going antiquing with her daughters. She was known in the community for her home made "Red River Cereal" bread.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, L. Stanley Schoelerman; her children: Deb Schoelerman (Paul Pomrehn) of Iowa City, Tom Schoelerman of West Des Moines, and Lisa Schoelerman of Stillwater, Minn.; grandchildren: Andrea Pomrehn Myers (Ward) of Boston Mass., Teri Pomrehn Birch (John) of Ft. Defiance, Ariz., Greg Pomrehn (Charissa) of Pasadena, Calif., Katie Pud Baumetz of Stillwater, Minn.; and three great-grandchildren: Clara, Lewis and Noah. She is also survived by siblings: Robert White (Marilyn) of Peterson, Patricia Hossack (Ivan) and Martha Hoover (Herbert) of Marian; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, L.A. White.

The family wishes memorials to the Iowa Commission For the Blind.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.