Raymond "Ray" Scherer
Raymond F. Scherer, age 88, of Faribault, died on Monday, June 29, 2009 at the District One Hospital, Faribault.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, July 6, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Johnís United Church of Christ, Wheeling Township, rural Rice County, with the Reverend Lora Sturm officiating. Interment will be at St. Johnís Cemetery, Wheeling Township at a later date.
A memorial visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., prior to the service.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
Raymond, the son of Walter and Bertha (Riexinger) Scherer, was born on January 9, 1921 in Rock Island, IL. He served in the US Navy during WWII and married Margaret A. Duitsman on December 15, 1943 in Mankato. She preceded him in death on November 23, 2006. Ray farmed in rural Rice County and later was employed by the Faribault Regional Center.
He is survived by two children, Shiela (and Jim) Eck of Burnsville and Steven (and Lynne) Scherer of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Eric Scherer, Theresa Michaud, Diana Thomas, Jerry Eck and Joanna Bloch; and ten great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret; and two brothers, Everett Scherer and Walter Scherer, Jr.
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Ray had the desk right behind me in the business office when we worked at the Regional Center. I had a nice visit with him at Keystone a while back when I was there visiting a friend. The family has my sympathy.
Hey Shiela & Steve Sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I still remember him from a sleep-over at your farm....good food and lots of fun. We had a great time in the barn riding the hay bale pully /rope and dropping into the hay below. Hope you are both doing well and surviving the economy. Steve I still remember talking to you and you were in a home on the lake relaxing. And Shiela I remember seeing you at a reunion. Good memories. Email if you can and let us know how you're doing. Peter & Dawn Loken
Steve, Lynne, and Eric: You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss of dad and grandpa. From Bob, Diane and Kari Enger
Dear Stevie, My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Looking at your Dad's picture, I can see you're 'a chip off the block' as they say. I can see the same kindness, generosity and humor in his eyes - I'm sure you have many good memories for the coming years. Love ya, Nancy
Dear Steve, Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts in your time of sorrow. Maggie
My heart and prayers go out to Sheila and Steve. Glad i was there this month to see and talk to ray He will really be missed by us all lou offerman
My Prayers are with you Steve & Lynn. I am here for you both and if there is anything I can do let me know. Mary O'Rourke-French