Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Dorothy V. Scharer, 92, of Rib Lake, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Country Gardens Assisted Living in Medford, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
Dorothy was born July 9, 1923 in Monroe, Wisconsin to George and Edith (Kundert) Koehner. She graduated from Monroe High School. She married Dr. Galen R. Scharer on October 26, 1946 in Davenport, Iowa. He preceded her death on August 15, 2013.
Dorothy is survived by her Children: Debbie (Mike) Turner of Rib Lake, and Dr. Galen (Annmarie Gallenberger) Scharer II of Wausau, Grandchildren: Char Ann Sutherlin, Kimberly Lindholm, Dr. Justin (Tina) Scharer, Dr. Brandon (Christy) Scharer and Dr. Nathan (Krista) Scharer, and 9 Great Grandchildren.
She is also preceded in death by her Parents, and two siblings.
When Dorothy was younger, she was proudly employed by Monroe Clinic as their book keeper. She then went on to work with her Husband Galen in his chiropractic clinic in Owen, where she was the office receptionist and lab technician. After Doc’s chiropractic clinic began to flourish, Dorothy was then able to stay home and raise her two children. She enjoyed dancing and golfing and was the President at Meadowview Country Club in Owen. She helped with the Girl Scouts of America. She was a member and very active in the Alter Guild at St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church in Owen. She was very involved in her Children’s and Grandchildren’s lives, and loved them dearly.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Worthy Matron of The Eastern Star, Twentieth Century Club, PTA in Owen, Active Member of the Women’s Auxiliary of The Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, The Wisconsin Christmas Tree Association, The Rib Lake Lions Club, and The Owen and Rib Lake American Legion Women’s Auxiliary .
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday January 9, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Private burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff of Country Gardens Assisted Living in Medford and also Linda with At Home Care, for their extraordinary care, compassion and love they showed for their mother.
Memorial donations in honor of Dorothy may be given to her family, for designation at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at