Obit: Scherr, Pete (1887 - 1980)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Scherr, Falkner, Herrick, Goetsch, Stelter, Hengst, Black, Ohlinger, Schopf, Burggraf

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 4/10/1980

Scherer, Pete (24 May 1887 – 2 April 1980)

Peter Scherr, 92, Greenwood, died Wednesday morning, April 2, in Memorial Home in Neillsville. He was born May 24, 1887, in Marshfield to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Scherr. He received his early education in Marshfield, completing it in Chicago.

He was employed by Conner Lumber Company in Stratford and for the Soo Line and North Western Railroads before his marriage, May 30, 1913, to Josephine Falkner at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lima, Richland County. Scherr operated a cement and concrete business here for 20 years and also was section foeman for Fairchild Northwestern Railroad. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and National Society of Foresters. The Scherr’s observed their 60th wedding anniversary in May 1973.

Surviving him are his wife, one son, Martin, Wausau, a daughter, Mrs. Florian (Marcella) Herrick, Colby, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A prayer service was held Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood. The Rev. J.J. Burggraf of Spencer officiated. A memorial mass was held Monday, April 7, at St. Mary’s Church in Greenwood. Pallbearers were Ronald Goetsch, Bernard Stelter, Anton Hengst, Wilbur Black, Jerry Ohlinger and Jim Schopf. Burial was made at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield. The Rinka Funeral Home of Greenwood was in charge of arrangements.



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