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Verna Scherer

March 16, 1930 ~ September 13, 2021 (age 91)


DeForest – Verna L. Scherer, age 91, passed away on September 13, 2021, in Madison, WI. She was born on March 16, 1930, in Black River Falls, WI to parents Lawrence and Marcella (Hansen) Rockney.

Verna met the love of her life, Charles W. Scherer, at the roller rink in Hatfield. They were later married on September 30, 1950, and together raised four children. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother her entire life. She loved to travel with her friends, “The Golden Girls”, spending time at her cabin, camping, and most importantly spending time with her children, grandchildren, and dear friends. She was a member of St. Olaf’s Catholic Church, DeForest.

Verna is survived by her 3 children, Scott (Debbie) Scherer, Janel (Jeff) Minick, and Shelley (Alan Gudgeon) Scherer, son-in-law, Larry Huismann, and daughter-in-law, Linda Scherer; 10 grandchildren, Heather Huismann (Pat), Melissa (Shaun) Hughes, Erin (Brad) Foster, Nicole (Jason McAloon) Scherer, Jennifer Minick, Justin (Brooke) Minick, Heidi (John) Pinzl, Jamie (Kelcey) Scherer, Jordan (Jeremy Veek) Minick, and Maddie Scherer; 10 great grandchildren; her beloved friends, Don and Anne; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Charles, daughter Pam Huismann, parents, sister Lola Waller, sister-in-law Betty (Jerry) Malone, and her lifelong best friend, Betty Gaier.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church, 623 Jefferson St, DeForest. A visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment will be held at Hatfield Cemetery on Friday, September 17, 2021, at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) of Columbia County.

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September 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Olaf Catholic Church
623 Jefferson Street
DeForest, WI 53532

Funeral Mass
September 16, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Olaf Catholic Church
623 Jefferson Street
DeForest, WI 53532

September 17, 2021

12:30 PM
Hatfield Cemetery
Buckhorn Dr
Hatfield, WI 54754

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