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Jace Michael Scholler

September 18, 2021 | 11 comments

Jace Michael Scholler, 24, of La Crosse, Wisconsin passed away suddenly on Monday, September 13, 2021. Jace was born on January 28, 1997 in La Crosse to Angie Scholler and Dan Scholler. He attended school in La Crosse where he played football and wrestled for many of his younger years. In his most recent years, Jace was taking college courses working toward an engineering degree while working full time. Jace took much pride in his work with his latest employer, where he applied his engineering skills designing and installing electrical components of custom HVAC units.

Jace enjoyed listening to and discovering new music of all types. He recently began teaching himself to play the drums and was becoming quite the skilled drummer. He was even teaching his son Oliver to play with him. Jace loved reading and working to expand his knowledge, as he was always a very deep thinker. He enjoyed engaging in thoughtful conversation on just about any topic imaginable. He continuously took on new projects and challenges, often learning new skills. He would regularly buy new tools or watch videos to try to teach himself whatever piqued his interest that day.

Since Jace was young, he had a deep love of the Coulee Region. He frequently commented on the beauty of the area and was particularly fond of the countryside scenery. Jace was an avid hiker and loved spending time outdoors exploring nature, no matter the season. Many of his days were spent on the trails around Granddads Bluff or adventuring through the Experimental Forest in Barre Mills.

Above all else, Jace was a loving father & mentor to his young son Oliver. He thoroughly enjoyed taking Oliver on outdoor adventures, including hiking, bike rides and exploring new places throughout Wisconsin. Jace’s infectious smile filled an entire room, and he left a lasting imprint on all who knew him.

Jace is survived by his son Oliver (La Crosse), Mother Angela Scholler (La Crosse), Father Dan (Shelly) Scholler (Plainview, MN), Brother Corey (La Crosse), Sister Brittany (La Crosse), Grandmother Sherry (Idaho Falls, ID), Grandfather Tom (Wild Rose), Oliver’s Mother, Olivia Moran Rodriguez (La Crosse), and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his Grandfather Richard (Idaho Falls, ID), and his Grandmother Judy (Wild Rose).

In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests that donations be provided for Jace’s son Oliver. Send donations to Oliver Moran-Scholler C/O: Angela Scholler, 1409 Travis Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

There will be a visitation on Friday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at the Coulee Region Gathering Place, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska, WI 54650.

Fellowship for family & friends, and a celebration of life to be announced at a future date.



  1. Audrie Mitchell

    My deepest sympathy goes out to your family.

  2. Beverly Saalig

    Jace, I will remember you fondly you were kind , funny , so helpful and full of life.
    I remember the breaks and talks , my heart is broken that such a promising loving and young life is no longer here to share with the beautiful family, friends and that precious little boy .

  3. Sharon Morine

    My deepest condolences and sympathy to your family.


    I am so stunned. Jace was always a very polite helpful guy. I could tell he loved his son very much. He was a hard worker and a had many goals in life. I know he will be sadly missed. My deepest sympathy to his family. I know what you are going through as I lost my youngest son suddenly this past January.

    • Jeff and Jane Mathison

      We are so, so sorry for the loss of your precious son, daddy, brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Jay and Robin Holst

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear son and brother! You have our sympathies during this very difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers for peace.

  6. Theresa Sullivan

    Love knows no boundaries. While Jace is no longer physically with you, his spirit will always be around you. My deepest condolences.

  7. Pete Behrend & Becky Johnson

    So sorry for your loss Dan

  8. Laurie Swan

    My heart breaks for all of Jace’s family and friends. Love to you all.

  9. Terence Byrnes

    Prayers and thoughts to the Scholler family on the loss of Jace. His soul will be remembered as he looks from heaven to see the blessings of family and friends. Jace, I as many others served with your father in the United States Navy which bonds us together like family, we the Chief Petty Officers wish you Fair Winds and Following
    Seas and know you are in a better place.

  10. Lisa O'Malley

    I was Jace’s first grade teacher and I remember him fondly after all these years. He was such a sweet boy and a joy to teach. I particularly remember those amazing eyes that could light up a room.
    I lost touch with Jace (and his family) over the years, but it sounds like he became a great man.
    Thinking of you all during this time.
    May time, memories and the love of family and friends bring you peace and comfort.
    Lisa O’Malley


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