Dec. 27, 1957 – Nov. 13, 2021
Carl Lee Scholten, 63, passed away on Nov. 13 at his home in Canyon Country. The family was shocked and saddened by his sudden and unexpected death.
Carl was born on Dec. 27, 1957 in Sheldon, Iowa. He was the son of the late Gerhard W. Scholten and Bernice M. (Jacobs) Scholten.
Carl grew up on the family farm and graduated from Floyd Valley High School. He attended the University of Iowa before heading out to California by way of Minneapolis. He lived in California most of his adult life and he was self-employed as a freelance insurance adjuster, specializing in helping those facing catastrophic damages in natural disaster zones.
Carl had a larger-than-life personality. He always knew how to make a grand entrance at family gatherings, sometimes even days late, bringing with him an abundance of cheer and an exuberant infectious joy. He was adventurous and lived life at full speed, fully engaging in a variety of new experiences. He enjoyed motorcycling and looked to the ocean for fun, sun and comfort.
Carl is survived by his ex-wife France Berube and stepchildren Charles, Pierrick, Arnaud and Zoée as well as his siblings Dennis (Boise, Idaho), Cheryl (Edina, Minnesota), Paul (Seattle, Washington), Gregg (Columbia, Maryland), Jana (Boston, Massachusetts) and extended family across the United States.