Scherr, Peter (1887 - 1980)







----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 04/09/1980

Scherr, Peter (1887 - 1980)

Peter Scherr, 92, of 606 South Main, Greenwood, Clark County, died Wednesday morning, April 2, 1980 at Memorial Home in Neillsville.

A prayer service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 5 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Greenwood. Rev. J. J. Burggraf of Spencer officiated and interment was in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield.

Mr. Scherr was born on May 24, 1887 in Marshfield and received his education in Marshfield, completing it in Chicago.

He worked for Connor Lumber Company in Stratford and for Soo Line and Northwestern Railroads before marrying Josephine Falkner on May 20, 1913 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lima. Wis.

He operated a cement and concrete business in Marshfield for 20 years and was also section foreman for the Fairchild and Northwestern Railroad.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the National Catholic Society of Foresters.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Scherr observed their 60th wedding anniversary in May 1973.

Serving as pallbearers were Ronald Groetsch, Bernard Stelter, Anton Hengst, Wilbur Black, Jerry Ohlinger and Jim Schojsf. Rinka Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Scherr.



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