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SCHOLTEN, REV. ALBERT H. JR.Rev. Albert Henry Scholten, Jr., 93, of Middletown, husband of the late Nila (Clark ) Scholten, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his home. Born in Minneapolis, MN, he was the son of the late Albert, Sr. and Agnes (Hedlund) Scholten. Rev. Scholten attended schools in Minnesota graduating Pine City High School, Class of 1941. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp serving from 1944 to 1946 earning the rank of Corporal and participating in action against the enemy at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands and the occupation of China. In 1946, he and Nila were married. He went on to graduate University of Minnesota in 1950 and Drew Theological Seminary in 1954. Rev. Scholten served as pastor of Methodist churches in Westhampton and Amityville, Long Island and First United Methodist in Middletown CT for thirty years. He served as program director of the Methodist Church Camp on Shelter Island, NY one week per summer for seventeen years and was a member of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for forty-four years. He served on other various committees including the Board of the Ministry, Town and Country Committee, Central District Nominating Committee, District Committee on the Superintendency, Interchurch Chaplaincy Program of Connecticut as treasurer and was a co-chair and member of the Hark L. Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund. After retirement from First United Methodist Church in Middletown, he served as a minister of visitation for twelve years at Prospect United Methodist Church in Bristol, CT. Rev. Scholten is survived by two sons, James Scholten and his wife, Debra of New Britain and John Scholten and his wife, Laura of Durham; two daughters, Mary Tew and her husband, Everett of Barkhamsted and Dara Parent and her husband, John of Middletown; seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.Along with his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his brother, James Scholten and a grandson, Alin Clark Tew.Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 pm at South Congregational Church, 9 Pleasant Street, Middletown with Pastor Barbara Marks officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rev. Scholten's memory may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 221 Ridge Road, Middletown, CT 06457. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit

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Published in middletownpress from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2017.
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February 3, 2017
Rest in Peace Rev. Scholten. I will never forget your loving kindness to all that were in your path. You opened your heart, your church & when needed, your financial support to those in need. As an African American growing up in Middletown, your love and support of your fellow man was so evident by your actions. Thank you for teaching that love to me and those you ministered to. May the good Lord be with the family at such a time as this.
John Robinson
January 30, 2017
Dear John, Laura and Dara,
My condolences to all of you and yours. May happy memories support all of you in your time of sorrow.
Peter Loffredo
January 27, 2017
What an Amazing man. So very thankful that I was raised by a Mother who thought Religion was an important part of raising a child. Reverend Scholten was a solid male role model and his wife was just as lovely.
Janice Forbes-Beardsley
January 27, 2017
Dear Dara,Mary,John and Jim,
My thoughts are with you and your families at this sad time.
Your father was a wonderful neighbor . He did so much good for the church. He will be missed.
My deepest sympathy- Sue Boden
Suzan Boden
January 26, 2017

Dear John and Laura: We are so sorry for the loss of Rev. Scholten. We are out of state and won't be back to come and express our condolences. with deepest sympathy,
Mike and Alice Zanelli.
January 26, 2017
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January 26, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Rev. Scholten did so much for the Methodist Church in Middletown.
Carolyn Brunning
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