Friday, August 16, 2013
Dr. GALEN R. SCHARER, SR.
ADDRESS: A Township of Rib Lake resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:45 AM Thursday, August 15 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where he had resided for the past 2 weeks most recently under the care of Hope Hospice
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:30 AM Monday, August 19 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake
OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher
INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake where there will also be military rites performed by the Rib Lake American Legion military honors team
VISITATION: 4-7 PM Sunday, August 18 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake where there will also be a 6:45 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening; also from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 10:30 AM on Monday, Aug. 19
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 28, 1924 at Rib Lake, WI
EDUCATION: Rib Lake Elementary schools, attended Rib Lake High School, 1942 graduate of Monroe, WI High School, attended UW-Madison, 1948 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA
MARRIAGE: October 26, 1946 at Davenport, IA to Dorothy Koehner and she survives
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran of WW II having served from 1943-46 in Germany. After his education, he established a chiropractic practice in Owen which he worked until his retirement in 1992. He also owned/operated Scharer Evergreen Farms, Rib Lake for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, music and his grandchildren. He was a WI delegate to the International Chiropractic Assn. He was a city council member of Owen. Served on the Mid WI Bank board and the Owen/Curtiss State Bank board. Co-founder of Camp 28 Saloon Bunkhouse & Cook Shanty, Rib Lake.
MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake; Wisconsin Chiropractic Assn.; Owen Kiwanis Club; Owen Masonic Lodge; 64 year member of the Owen & Rib Lake American Legion Clubs; Rib Lake Lions Club; volunteer member of the Rib Lake Community Club; Rib Lake Economic Development Committee; Lifetime member of the Rib Lake Historical Society; Rib Lake Fish & Game Assn.
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Dorothy Scharer of Rib Lake
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Debbie (Mike) Turner of Rib Lake & Dr. Galen Scharer, II and significant other Cheryl Torhorst of Wausau; Grandchildren – Char Ann Sutherlin of Woodbury, MN, Kimberly (Doug) Lindholm of Lake Elmo, MN, Dr. Justin (Tina) Scharer of Wausau, Dr. Brandon (Christy) Scharer of Marinette, WI, Dr. Nathan (Krista) Scharer of Wausau; 9 Great Grandchildren
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Betty Elliott of Elderon, WI, Sharon (Merle) Cornell of Appleton, Bob Gilbertson of Elderon, Mike (Georgia) Gilbertson of Appleton, Steve Gilbertson of Elderon
SISTER DECEASED: Ruth
DECEASED FATHER: Charles Scharer DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Jarosh
PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Robert Bredlau, Celand Melbinger, James Gummerson, Sr., Dr. Art Jarvis
Active – Tom La Barge, Dennis Brahmer, Jay Winkler, Barry Anderson, Kevin Radtke, Paul Wilke
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for a future designation
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