Obit: Scherf, Frank W. (1938 - 2016)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Corbett, Estey, Graybill, Heins, Remley, Scherf, Shelton, Ward

----Source: The Owen-Withee Enterprise (Owen, WI) 7/17/2016

Scherf, Frank W. (9 MAR 1938 - 15 JUL 2016)

Frank W. Scherf, 78, of Moline, Illinois, died Friday, July 15, 2016.

Services are at 1:00 p.m. Monday at First United Presbyterian Church, Moline, with The Rev. Dr. Gregory Graybill officiating. Burial is in Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the church. Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory, Moline, is serving the family.

Frank William Scherf was born March 9, 1938, a twin son of Sabin and Emma (Remley) Scherf in the Township of Hixon, Wisconsin, in the house built by his grandparents.

After growing up on Route 1, Withee, in the Township of Longwood, Wisconsin, and graduating from Owen-Withee High School in 1956, he and his twin brother Tom worked on their parents' farm outside of Withee for 2 years before heading to Korea in the United States Army. Shortly after returning home from serving their country in the DMZ, the Scherf twins were offered jobs at Farmall in the Quad Cities, and later worked for Case IH.

Frank was a member of First United Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed playing euchre and dominos, as well as watching the Green Bay Packers. One highlight of his life was when Frank was able to attend one of their games in 1953, while still in high school, as part of a field trip. He also enjoyed attending family reunions. He will be remembered as a determined person who had a comedic side to him. He also enjoyed square dancing and was a member of Solo Steppers.

Frank is survived by his daughter Kelly; siblings, Emma Lou Scherf of Oregon, and Louis (Sue) Scherf, Sr. of Tennessee; and nieces and nephews, Paula Estey of Oregon, Richard Heins of California, Louis John Scherf, Jr., Dennis Scherf, and Gregory Scherf, Sr. all of Tennessee, Pamela Ward of West Virginia, and Terry Corbett of Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jean; twin brother, Tom Scherf; a sister, Natalie Ann Shelton; and nephews, Bruce Scherf and Thomas Heins.

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