Theon Scherer

Monday, September 30, 2002

Theon Lawrence Scherer, 79, of Kelso, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born April 23, 1923, in Kelso, son of the late Charles Adam and Irene Rose Enderle Scherer. On Sept. 12, 1951, he married Leona Catherine Schwartz in Kelso.

He was a self-employed farmer and World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Paul and James Scherer of Scott City; three daughters, Marilyn Sievers and Jane Fosse, both of Jackson, and Carolyn Essner of New Hamburg, Mo.; one sister, Aurelia Scherer of Kelso; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a twin brother.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City with a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso with Father Oliver Clavin officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery.