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 www.rennerfh.com.
Private family services will be held.