Clarence SchollmeyerFuneral service for Clarence Schollmeyer, 66, Killdeer, is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Killdeer, with Revs. John and Rachel Simonson officiating.
Funeral service for Clarence Schollmeyer, 66, Killdeer, is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Killdeer, with Revs. John and Rachel Simonson officiating.
Visitation for Clarence is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Killdeer, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Clarence passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, near San Marcos, Texas, due to injuries sustained from an airplane accident.
When talking about Clarence Schollmeyer — or Buss (short for Buster) — it’s hard to convey his deep love of life, family and friends. Buss was one of those rare individuals people always remembered even if only meeting him once.
Growing up on a farm in Dunn Center, Buss attended grade school and then high school in Killdeer.
Buss received a senatorial sponsorship to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Being medically discharged from the Air Force, his love of aviation and flying led him to pursue a degree in aeronautical engineering and move to Seattle, Wash., where he worked for Boeing.
Buss married his high school sweetheart, Andrea (Andi) Rice, and settled in Seattle. Flying initiated a move to Miami, where he eventually established a charter service.
Buss had another passion, working the land to raise and harvest a crop, farming. This second passion led them back to North Dakota and his family’s farm.
As working the land is an all-consuming passion, Buss and Andi put all their efforts into succeeding and growing the farm during some turbulent times. In addition to farming, Buss’s entrepreneurial spirit drove him to establish an engineering, field services and fresh water business while joining the Dunn County Historical Society.
Buss and Andi sacrificed much to achieve success in their endeavors, most significant of these, was his love of flying. After Buss retired from farming, his love for flying and general aviation led him to look for an airplane. Ultimately, he found the plane of his dreams, a Cessna 320 Skyknight (shaped like a bullet, it looked fast sitting still). Buss and Andi spent much of the last two years outfitting their new plane, planning and taking many trips. Buss became “a farmer with a plane.”
Clarence is survived by his wife Andrea of 46 years and his sons, Corbett (Claudia) and Mike (Kelly), and his brother, Charlie (Chuck) Schollmeyer. Clarence has four grandchildren: Roarick, Rowyn, Taylor and Riley.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.
Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson
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