MUSCATINE, Iowa - Steven L. 'Ladsy' Scherer, 77, of Muscatine, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at his home.
Services will be at the Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine. The Rev. Paul Ostrem will officiate. Pallbearers will be Kurt Leidel, Kurt Boche, Jurgen Boche, Ivan Day, Dick Schoenig and Terry Martin. Honorary pallbearer will be Raymond Taylor. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Hospice.
Mr. Scherer was born Aug. 15, 1926, in Cermei, Romania, the son of Andreas and Emelia Fogassy Scherer. He married Gabriele A. Hirt on Oct. 23, 1952, in Kitzengen, Germany.
The couple immigrated to the United States in 1954. He farmed and worked at HON before retiring.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the D.A.N.K., and the Muscatine Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Gabriele Scherer of Muscatine; a daughter,Valerie Walker and her husband, David, of Scarborough England; two sons, Rudy Hirt and his wife, Fran, of Muscatine and Kurt Hirt and his companion, Jan, of Muscatine; a brother, Frederick Scherer and his wife, Paulina, of Muscatine; five grandchildren, Jim, Matthew, Andrew, Joey and Jennifer; five great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Andrew, in World War II.