Owner of Sholty’s Bar, went to be with our Lord after a brief illness at the age of 79.
Skip was a loving husband, father and mentor and was in the bar business for 54 years. He was a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge, 25-year member of the Lansing Eagles 1039 and member of Loyal Order of the Moose – DeWitt Lodge 2291.
Skip worked hard his whole life and owned Sholty’s Bar for 33 years. He enjoyed his cabin in the U.P., listening to the loons and spending time with his friends and family, especially his countless friends at Sholty’s Bar.
Skip is survived by his loving wife, Ruthie; sons, Mark (Nancy) Sholty, Craig (Robin) Sholty, Lee (Barb) Sholty; stepson, Scott (Dawn) McPherson; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special friend, Howard Alexander; and his sidekick Major (his loving dog). He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother Floyd and Lucile Sholty.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with the Rev. Wesley B. Emerson officiating. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Masonic Home or the American Heart Association.