Bill Scherle, of Ogilvie, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. He was 88 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11: 00 am on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Bob Bohachek officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
INURNMENT will be in the Fish Lake Cemetery in Mora.
William Scherle, of Ogilvie, Minnesota passed away peacefully on Oct 23, 2014 at the age of 88.
William was born on Aug 4, 1926 to William and Fredricka Scherle. He was one of 12 children, growing up in the Bad Lands of North Dakota during the depression. He attended school in North Dakota until age 15, when he moved to Southern California. At the age of 16, he joined the Marine Corps and was an ariel gunner in WWII. Bill was honored he could serve this great country. After the war, Bill moved to the Minneapolis area. He married the love of his life, Muriel Johnston on Nov 22, 1952 and they had nearly 62 wonderful years together. Bill worked as an engineer for the Milwaukee/Soo Line Railroad for 39 years which he truly enjoyed. He also worked as a mail carrier in the Minneapolis area for 12 years. Bill & Muriel moved to Ogilvie in 1974. Bill loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
He is survived by his wife Muriel; children: Gail (Joe) Benolken, David (Julie) Scherle, Sandra (Randy) Hoyles, Diane (John) Carroll, Mark (Jennifer) Scherle, and Joan (Wally) Johnson. He maintained a close relationship with his grandchildren: Katie (Dan) Hadenfeldt, Connie (Joel) Keith, Joshua (Stephanie) Hoyles, Jason Hoyles, Rachel Carroll, Amy Carroll, Andrew Scherle, Hannah Scherle, and Jill Scherle. He is survived by siblings: Anna Berg, Fred (Carol) Scherle, Emil (Evelyn) Scherle, and John (Hennie) Scherle. He is also survived by 5 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Bill loved life and he lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed visiting with people, gardening, working in the woods, playing cards, and family gatherings. His sense of humor, smile, and happy disposition will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at 11: 00 am on Saturday November 15, 2014 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Bob Bohachek officiating. A memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 10:00am-11:00am, at the church. Music will be provided by Marie Grundberg. A private family inurnment will be held at the Fish Lake Cemetery with full Military Honors provided by the Mora American Legion Post #201. Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.