Dale Patrick Scherber, age 81 of Rogers, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. He was born December 23, 1937 in Minneapolis, the son of Harold and Lovina (Gutzwiller) Scherber.
Dale was a 1955 graduate from St. Michael Catholic School. On November 9, 1957, Dale married his high school sweetheart, Marlene Zahler at St. Michael Catholic Church. Together they raised five daughters and one son. He was a proud dairy farmer until 1996, and in the early 70’s founded Hassan Sand & Gravel Inc. in Rogers. Dale was an active community member and faithful member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and earned Minnesota Knight of the Year. He was also active in the Rogers Lions, volunteered with the Memorial Blood Center, served on countless boards, and was involved in many other community activities. Dale enjoyed farming and operating the gravel business with his family and many valued employees, playing cards, spending time with his friends and especially his family. He never missed a grandchild’s or great-grandchild’s birthday party or event.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lovina Scherber; step-mother, Helen Scherber; parents-in-law, Robert and Edna Zahler; brother-in-law, Dennis Durant; son-in-law, Jerry Liefert; and great-granddaughter, Julia Jo Arns.
Dale is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Marlene; children, Jan (Jeff) Hofford, JoLynn (Bill) Arns, Maureen (Chas) Kolles, Marguerite (Mike) Fehn, Karen (Keith) Otto, Kevin (Melissa) Scherber; 29 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and 8 on the way; sisters, Darlene (Jerry) Weber, Diane Scherber; siblings-in-law, Harvey (Betty) Zahler, Verla Durant; and many loving nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church – St. Martin Campus in Rogers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, January 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church – St. Martin Campus in Rogers. Private family burial St. Martin Cemetery.
A special thank you to Advanced Health and Vitality, Methodist Hospital Hospice, and the private home health care aids for the great and loving care they showed to Dale and our family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church building fund.
Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. 763-497-5362. www.thepetersonchapel.com.