Harley C. Scherrer

 

Harley C. Scherrer, 75, a loving husband and father, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster, after a long and difficult battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).

Harley was born on Jan. 21, 1938, in Rock Island, Ill. to Charles and Meta Scherrer. He married Rosalie A. McDowell on March 14, 1959. Harley graduated from Rock Island High School in 1956. He began his long career as a carpenter with an apprenticeship at Greenleaf Construction. He worked many years as a carpenter in and around the Quad City area. Harley worked for Russell Construction for 16 years as a superintendent, retiring in 2000.

Harley and his wife Rose retired to Bagley, after spending their weekends there for more than 25 years. Harley was an avid outdoorsman, loving most to fish with his best fishing buddy, Rose. He also loved to golf, which he voiced missing the most during his illness. He was a Chicago Bears fan and a closet Green Bay Packers fan. Harley and Rose watched football together, always discussing the plays, players and coaches.

Harley is survived by his loving wife, Rose; three daughters, Kerri (David) Welch of Holmes Beach, Fla., Beth (Joseph) Koberstein, of Rock Island, and Christine M. (Brian) Hunecke of Lindenhurst, Ill.; five grandsons, Matthew, Nathan, David (fiancée Molly Klocke), Jordan and Hans; a granddaughter, Madeline; a sister, Calla Jones of Plymouth, N.H.; and many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Meta.

A private family service will be held at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington, followed by a Celebration of Life from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Luck of the Irish, 150 S. Bagley Ave, Bagley, WI. A private burial will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.

In lieu of plants and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bagley First Responders, PO Box 102, Bagley, WI 53801.

Online condolences: www.martinschwartzfuneralhomes.com

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