Dwight “Skip” Sholty

August 5, 1931 – June 6, 2011

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.

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Andrea (Fabus) Clark
June 8, 2011 at 8:36 am

Mark and Nancy,
Sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Jamie Bliesener Nelson
June 9, 2011 at 9:35 am

Ruthie and Family,
I am truly sorry to hear about Skip. We all go back so far. Dad and Skip even further. Briana and I will keep you all in our prayers. I know that Skip and Garrick will get together in heaven to share some great laughs.

All my love Ruthie….hope you know that!!!!


John D.Sholty/Peggy
June 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Sorry to hear of Skip’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families and friends. The UP is going to miss a good guy.

Jon Kahl
June 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Sad to hear about the passing of Dwight “Skip” Sholty. I remember when I first started going to Sholty’s Bar in late 2007. He was always very welcoming no matter who you were. He gave me a lot of advice about life and how to get through it, good times or bad. He will be surely missed but never forgotten.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. – From a Headstone in Ireland

RIP Skip


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