Matthew Scholz

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Matthew Scholz, 53, of Belleville, IL, born October 10, 1967, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, March 12, 2021, at John Cochran Veterans Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Matthew graduated from Belleville East High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  He served in the United States Army and the United States Army Reserve.  Matthew was a wonderful nurse, always very kind and caring. He worked for many years at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Memorial Hospital ICU unit.   Unfortunately, he struggled the last few years with medical issues. Matthew can now rest in peace with God.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Scholz; and his grandmother, Margarite Scholz.

Surviving are his mother, Rebecca, nee Trail, Lovell of Belleville, IL; a brother, John Scholz of Belleville, IL; two uncles, Karl Sr. (Peggy) Scholz, and John P. (Cynthia) Scholz both of Springfield, MO; an aunt, Susan (Frank) Carnahan of Springfield, MO; many cousins; and a dear friend, Kurt Schutz.

Memorials may be made to Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Private family services will be held.



13 Comments on Matthew Scholz

Alan Bennett said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2021 at 7:49 PM

Some people have such an effect on your life that it changes you as a person. Matt was that kind of man. I considered him a friend and mentor when we served together in Germany. Til Valhalla brother. Rest In Peace.

  • Bolckow
  • MO
Dean Damron said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2021 at 2:23 PM

I also served in the Military Police Corp with Matt. He was also my roommate. I send my prayers to the family. He will be miss.

  • Lehigh Acres
  • Florida
Tom Sells said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2021 at 10:43 AM

I was stationed with Matt in Germany during his Army days, he was a good friend and a good soldier as well. He’ll be missed by many. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Bristol
  • TN
Shaunda Mohme said : Guest Report Mar 22, 2021 at 6:05 AM

This is truly heartbreaking. Matt was an amazing guy, hilarious and so intelligent. I learned so much from him during my time at Memorial and always loved getting to work with him. I’m so sorry for the loss of such a great man.

  • Highland
  • Illinois
Kylie Fischer said : Guest Report Mar 20, 2021 at 6:29 PM

Matt was my favorite person! As a child I remember him coming over for game night to play with my stepdad, Kurt, and his friends. I loved seeing Matt. I loved the game night! And even as an annoying child, they still let me host it. (In my mind they did) Matt taught me how to shuffle. And I still get asked to this day if I’ve worked in a casino, but I say no and give credit to Matt and Kurt’s game nights for how I shuffle. I appreciate Matt for being my stepdads bestfriend and attending my parents wedding. I love him and I love the relationship he shared with my stepdad. Condolences to the family and friends affected by this! We will surely miss Matt. Thank you Matt for the forever love of cards.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Carole Kay Smith said : Guest Report Mar 20, 2021 at 4:03 PM

Dear Becky and family: I am so sad to hear the news of Matt's passing. I worked with Becky at the old Saint Elizabeth hospital for many years. I heard about both sons as they grew into fine men. I remember how much love there was and their mother's justified pride in their accomplishments. Please know you have my deep sympathy. Also please know he is in the Lord's company where you will be together again in time. Sending you love from Southern CA mountains.

  • Tehachapi
  • CA
Tom Braun said : Guest Report Mar 19, 2021 at 9:20 PM

I met Matt back in the late 80’s along with Kurt, Carl & Scott. Matt was a very funny guy who had a great way of telling hilarious stories. He was a great guy to be around at parties & we always had fun when we were out for dinner. He loved Holloween & decorating his house. He read a lot of books & loved playing video games. It sounds like I’m describing a teenage boy, but that’s what made Matt so like able. He was a great guy and everyone enjoyed his company. May he Rest In Peace. My deepest sympathy to his mother, brother & the rest of the family.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Tina Schutz said : Guest Report Mar 18, 2021 at 1:06 PM

I met Matt 16 years ago through my husband, Kurt. The two of them were like brothers and when they were together they were like mischievous school boys. Telling stories of all of the things they did as teenagers and older young men amazed me that they were still alive! Matt would come over every time there was an election, a debate or anything political. The two of them could solve the world’s problems in one evening. If only the government would have listened! They weren’t always on the same side but they never got angry with each other and my favorite thing was when they would both start laughing so hard they couldn’t breathe! I would be in another room and could hear them giggling and it made me laugh every time. I will miss Matt’s laughter the most. Sometimes, Kurt and Matt would get in our hot tub to look at the stars or debate whatever was going on, listen to a ballgame or just to hangout. Kurt and I have a daughter and she thought when the guys went out to the hot tub they wanted her to go, too! LOL! They never told her no. This 9 year old girl who never stops talking, would get her swimsuit on and run out there as fast as she could and hangout with the guys. They always hoped she would come back in quickly but she never did. She would ask them a million questions and they patiently answered every question. She was so excited when Matt came over. We all were. We recently moved to Gulf Shores, Alabama. We spoke with Matt every couple days and told him he needed to come visit because he might not want to leave. I wish I had pushed harder. When he would call, Kurt always put him on speaker phone so I could talk to him, too. A lot of times Matt and I would gang up on Kurt and that was awesome! I’m going to miss my partner. I know I will see Matt again someday but I am sure going to miss his wit and most of all his laughter. All of my love to Becky and John. We are here anytime you need us.

  • Gulf Shores
  • Alabama
Kurt Schutz said : Guest Report Mar 18, 2021 at 12:41 PM

I met Matt when I was 13 years old. Over a short period of time he became the brother I never had. It’s been that way for almost 40 years. We played together. We learned together. I followed in your footsteps into the Army. We knew all of each other’s likes, dislikes and secrets. We proved to each other that we would always be there for each other. Watching movies, consoling each other through relationships, debating politics, discussing the economy, and solving the world’s problems. Neither of us cared when or where because we had each other. As hard as it is to go on, it makes it easier to know you’re with me now even if I can’t hear you. Sometime in the future, you will open the gates of Heaven for me and we will spend the rest of eternity happily, laughing and joking with all of our friends and family. I can’t wait to see you again. I love you, Matt. For now, Carl, Kelly, Doug and you will enjoy each other’s company until I can be with you in the future.

  • Gulf Shores
  • Alabama
Jenny Schutz Broadston said : Guest Report Mar 17, 2021 at 6:54 PM

I was so sad to hear about Matt. I’m gonna miss his opinion on everything. I met him when I was 10 years old and I feel like I lost a brother. Prayers going out to his mom and john

  • Moro
  • Il
Dawn Benner(DeVore) said : Guest Report Mar 16, 2021 at 3:39 PM

I met Matt in high school. He was a very sweet and funny man he will be missed dearly but never forgotten. R.I.P. My friend.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Chris Verbeck said : Guest Report Mar 15, 2021 at 4:52 PM

Matt lived right across the street from my father and also for years went out and had dinner with my friends and I on many Saturday nights. He was a great guy. I always enjoyed being around him. My condolences and prayers to his family.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Val Periandri said : Guest Report Mar 13, 2021 at 9:46 PM

I met Matt right after high school. He always had a heart of gold! Matt was such a kind person. He would help anybody with anything. Sorry for your loss.

  • Troy
  • Illinois

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