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Mike Scherer

Mike Scherer

Monday, November 18th, 1946 - Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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Dee Michael “Mike” Scherer, 73 of Bath, England and a former resident of Marion and Herrin passed away at 1:58 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2020 in Kindred Hospital St. Louis South with his family by his side.

Mike was born November 18, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio to August Emanuel and Thelma J. (Garlough) Scherer. He married Julie Heywood on May 23, 2007 in Bath, England.

Mike was retired having been in construction most of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. He was a 1964 graduate of Herrin High School.

Mike enjoyed spending time outdoors. One his favorites places he liked to visit was Giant City Park. He liked to eat at the lodge and take a hike on the trails. He was an avid sports fan. While in high school, he played basketball and football. He enjoyed playing backgammon with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He also loved to travel and spend time with his family.

Mike is survived by his wife, Julie Scherer of Bath, England; two children, Jason (Amy) Scherer of Herculaneum, MO and Stephanie (Aaron) Gose of Marion; four grandchildren, Nathan and David Gose of Marion, Ethan Rozner and Jacob Rozner of Herculaneum, MO. He is also survived by his step-mother, Mary Scherer of Herrin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, August “Dee” and Thelma Scherer; his grandparents; an aunt, several uncles and other relatives.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Whiteash Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Andy Lee officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Illinois National Guard Military Honors Team.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City is entrusted with the arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Whiteash Freewill Baptist Church
    Rt. 37 North
    MARION, IL 62959
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 11:00am
    Whiteash Freewill Baptist Church
    Rt. 37 North
    MARION, IL 62959
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Posted at 03:33pm
From Monica, Ivan and Claire

Dear Julie,
We are sorry we could not convey our condolences in person. Please give our condolences to the entire family.
God rest his soul
Monica, Ivan and Claire
(Berlin, Germany)

Yvonne & Robert

Posted at 01:18pm
We will remember and celebrate you Mike for that precious moment you touched the life of our dearest Julie. With love and sympathy to all the family. Yvonne & Robert
"So I went forth and finding the hand of God trod gladly into the light. "


Posted at 06:56am
Mike, the next part of your eternal journey begins. May you be reunited with everyone your soul has ever loved. xx

Lori Williams

Posted at 10:47am
My condolences go to Mikes family and my love and thoughts to my dear friend Julie

Cathryn and Kerry Newman

Posted at 10:45am
A kind, gentle, quiet man. It was an honour to be present at your wedding in 2007, and it was so nice it made us decide to get married ourselves later that year. Rest in Peace Mike. xx

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