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April 6, 1934 – Monday, December 19, 2016

Service Information
Mary Queen of Peace-St. Walburga Campus, Fletcher
Friday, December 23, 2016
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael-Albertville
Thursday, December 22, 2016
4:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Donald “Don” Andrew Scherber, age 82, of Rogers passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at his residence. He was born on April 6th, 1934 in Rogers, the son of Gilbert and Susan (Mayerhofer) Scherber.

Donald joined the United States Army in 1955 serving his country until January, 1957. After military service, he engaged in dairy farming on Bechtold Road in Corcoran for many years.

On August 16th, 1958, Donald A. Scherber and Ann Marie Ottenstroer were joined in holy marriage at The Church of St. Stephen in Anoka. God blessed their marriage with eight children.

Donald was a faithful, lifelong member of The Church of St. Walburga in Fletcher, Minnesota. He was a past President and a fifty year member of the Catholic Aid Association. Donald served eighteen years on The Corcoran Planning and Zoning Commission. He was also on the Board of Directors for Twin City Milk. Don received the Outstanding Young Men of America Award in 1969. Don and Ann Marie were formerly active with the Buffalo High School Wrestling Booster Club. He loved being with his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Donald is survived by: his loving wife, Ann Marie Scherber; children, Donna (Todd) Solberg, Linda (Dale) Gapinski, John (Staci) Scherber, Steven (Colleen) Scherber, Daniel (Camryn) Scherber, Jeffery (Marla) Scherber, James (Kayla) Scherber, and Jason (Deborah) Scherber; thirty-seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; brothers: Jerome (Arlene) Scherber, Art (Marlene) Scherber , Vincent (Betty) Scherber, Ray (Eleanor) Scherber, and Richard (Mary) Scherber.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald Scherber will be held on Friday, December 23, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. at Mary Queen of Peace – St. Walburga Campus in Fletcher. Father Michael Kaluza will be the Celebrant. Interment with military rites will follow at St. Walburga Cemetery in Fletcher.

An open casket visitation will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Peterson Chapel in St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.

Further visitation will be held on Friday morning at the church from 10:00 A.M. until time of Mass.

Altar servers are Don’s grandchildren: Donald Gapinski, Br. Jerek Scherber, Sullivan Scherber, Callahan Scherber, Ryan Scherber, Matthew Scherber and Javonte Scherber.

Casket bearers are Don’s grandchildren: Dominic Gapinski, Ian Scherber, Jordan Scherber, Collin Scherber, Aydin Scherber and Jacob Scherber.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel of St. Michael. 763-497-5362.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mike Carr

    My sympathies to the Scherber family. The Scherber family certainly carries on the legacy for their Dad and Grandfather that would make him very proud. May the many great memories comfort you in your time of sorrow.

  2. Lloyd and Rena Westphal

    So sorry for your loss. He is no longer in pain or suffering. He is free!

  3. Sandy

    Dear Ann and family; I was so sorry to hear about Donnie’s passing. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. I’ll always remember his laugh! Just a wonderful, nice family. God bless you all.

  4. Rachel Gapinski

    I am very sorry for your loss. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Scherber family during this difficult time.

  5. Kirsti Hein

    Scherber Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. Larry and Sue Kraatz

    Our deepest sympathy to all the Scherbers. We are sad to lose such a wonderful man and dear friend. Donnie tried to teach Larry how to bail hay and milk cows but he is not so sure it worked out. We will miss him dearly and send all our love to Ann and family.

  7. nick gapinski

    Scherber Family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Each one of you are in my thoughts and prayers through this hard time.


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