Vicki Ann Scholer, 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Visitation will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Des Moines, Iowa, where she was a member. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m., with burial at Glendale Cemetery.
Vicki was born May 9, 1947, in Des Moines to James R. Coleman and Bonnie (Bettis) Coleman. She attended Holy Trinity School and graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1965. Vicki worked for several banks before becoming a teacher assistant for over 30 years at Holy Trinity and later for Des Moines Public Schools as a substitute at Woodlawn. She was very active with the America Reads program teaching elementary children to learn and to love reading.
Vicki married Michael Scholer in 1971 after he returned from service in Vietnam, and they briefly lived and worked in small Iowa communities before settling in Des Moines, a place Vicki always felt at home. She spent her final months at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston, where she made many friends and received good care, always under the close watch of Fr. Tom DeCarlo, campus minister and a family friend.
Vicki loved doing arts and crafts of all kinds, gardening, sewing and baking, and being a fan of the State Fair, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and Notre Dame. She embraced her Catholic faith and was proud of her Irish heritage.
Vicki is survived by husband Mike; daughter, Andrea Carver (Joey); grandchildren, James, Angeline, Jonathen, Joseph and Jacob; brothers, Ron and Larry (Mary Rose) Coleman; many Scholer and Coleman nieces and nephews; brothers and sisters-in-law, Barbara Benoit, Tom (Vicki) Scholer, Joan (Ron) Slotten, Mary (Dave) Ducharme, David Scholer, and Pat (Deb) Scholer; best friend, Kathy Walsh Ickowitz and many others from Holy Trinity and Beaverdale. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Deanna Hassett.
Vicki would like to thank the caregivers at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the Iowa Clinic, and Bishop Drumm for their kind care and support.
Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church and School and Bishop Drumm.
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