Laurence J. Scherrman
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Laurence J. Scherrman, 87 of Farley, Iowa, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021 at Sunset Park Place in Dubuque, Iowa, surrounded by his family.
Visitation for Larry will be held from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the Reiff funeral Home in Farley, Iowa where a prayer service will be held at 4 p.m., the Legion Auxiliary will meet in a body at 6:30 p.m., and the Farley American Legion Post services will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Anyone unable to attend may send cards to the Reiff Funeral Home, Attn: Larry Scherrman family, P.O. Box 99, Farley, Iowa, 52046.
Services for Larry will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2021 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Farley, Iowa, with Rev. Michael Schueller presiding and Rev. Mark Osterhaus concelebrating. Services will be live streamed on the St. Elizabeth Pastorate facebook page at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be held in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Farley, Iowa, with full military honors afforded by the Farley American Legion Post #656.
He was born April 30, 1934 in Farley, Iowa, son of John and Mildred (Quirk) Scherrman. He is a 1951 graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Farley and a 1955 graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Larry is a veteran having served in the Army from 1956-1958.
On June 20, 1957 he was united in marriage to Irene Kraus in Farley, Iowa. Larry was co-owner of J.P. Scherrman Inc. and became president until his retirement in 2010. Larry was the recipient of the Top Dealer in Iowa award from the Melroe Bobcat Company and was named to the Bobcat Dealer Advisory Council.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Farley for which he served as Lector and Eucharistic Minister. He was also a member of the Farley Knights of Columbus-Council #2001 and the Farley American Legion Post #656.
Larry was an avid golfer, introducing his wife and entire family to the "joys" of golf. He was a voracious reader. He also enjoyed gardening, baseball, bowling, and cards. He especially enjoyed traveling with his wife and family. He was a dedicated Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan. Larry was loved by all, and perpetually late to everything.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene Scherrman of Farley, Iowa, four children, Cynthia Sueppel of Cedar Rapids, Lili Peterson of Dubuque, Karen (Dan) Kinley of Elgin, IL and Pete (Nettie) Scherrman of Littleton, CO; 8 grandchildren, Wes Peterson of Des Moines, Mal (Robert) Davies of Dallas, TX, Tessa (Scott) Howard of Dubuque, Cam (Lisa) Kinley of Cary, IL, Alex Sueppel of Austin, TX, Abby (John) Perleth of Dubuque, Cara Sueppel of Cedar Rapids, and Ellie Peterson of Dubuque; 7 great grandchildren with two more one the way; one brother, John "Jack"Scherrman of Sioux City and one sister, Sharon Osterhaus of Dyersville; two sisters-in-law, Sue Kraus of Farley, and Betty Kraus of Dubuque.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Gary Peterson; two brothers, Paul Scherrman and Robert (LaNore Goodale and Mary Ellen Moran) Scherrman; one sister, Francis "Sis" (John Cavanagh and Dayton Smith) Smith; a brother-in-law, Dick Osterhaus; his father and mother-in-law, Leo and Alvina C. (Schmitt) Kraus; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim (Phyllis) Kraus, Doris (Kenneth) Kemp, Ralph (Liz) Kraus, Bill Kraus, Mary (Carlton) Westermeyer and Melita (Harry) O'Neil.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Kumor for his dedication in treating our Dad. Also to the staff from Hospice of Dubuque and especially to our loving mother who was the best care taker Dad could ever have. We will be forever grateful to the wonderful staff at Sunset Park Place who made Dad's last days so peaceful and comfortable.
A video tribute may be viewed and online condolence sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com