Charles W. Scribner, 84, Appleton, a Portage County native, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Appleton, with the Revs. Kent Ingram and Joyce Rich officiating.
A private family burial of cremains will take place at a later date in the Liberty Corners Cemetery in the town of Buena Vista.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the services.
Memorials should be designated to the First United Methodist Church in Appleton.
Valley Funeral Home in Appleton is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Scribner was born Nov. 10, 1915, on the family farm in Arnott, a son of the late William M. and Theresa (Precourt) Scribner.
He attended Keene School in the town of Buena Vista for one year and then public schools in Stevens Point. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1932 and Central State Teachers College (now University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) in 1936. He received a master’s degree in education from UW-Madison in 1940.
He was married to Mary Louise Tenley on Aug. 27, 1938, in Stevens Point. She died in 1995.
He taught school for 43 years, starting in 1936. He taught at Neillsville, Ettrick, Pardeeville, Reedstown, Siren and then Appleton High School (now West) for the last 37 years.
He served as a nature counselor at Gardner Dam Boy Scout camp for 11 summers and 22 years as a National Park Service ranger in Glacier National Park in Montana.
He was selected as the Outstanding Biology Teacher in Wisconsin in 1969 and was granted an honorary life membership in the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters in 1970.
He was also a member of the Appleton MacDowell Male Chorus for 57 years.
Survivors include two daughters, the Rev. Jean M. Scribner, Beatrice, Neb., and Kay S. (Warren L.) Forsythe, Ellensburg, Wash.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Dr. John; and one infant daughter, Mildred A.