Donald B. Scherff, 87, of Fort Dodge, died Saturday October 20, 2012 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Thursday October 25, 2012, in the chapel of the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral home and 11:00 A.M. at Corpus Christi Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be at North Lawn Cemetery with full military honors presented by the V.F.W. post 1856. A visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Don is survived by his four sons, Dave of Fort Dodge; Keith (Holly) of Sewanee, TN; Dale (Kim); and Rick (Karee) both of Fort Dodge; twelve grandchildren, Jason and Treye Scherff; Corey (Jesse) Scherff and Ryan (Danielle) Scherff; Lydia (Forrest) Schmoker; Matthew Clarken and Nathan Scherff; Stephanie (Tom) Hood, Lauren (Tyler), Lindsey, and Shanda Scherff; Kaelley Scherff; five great-grandchildren, Lakota Lankford; Meleah Scherff; T.J Hood; Mason Scherff; and Aubriella Scherff; sisters, Ethel Reek of Fort Dodge; Oda V. Anderson of Gowrie; Helen Weber of Omaha NE; and Mary Porter of Carlsbad, NM.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Kamma (Hansen) Scherff; wife, Joan in 2010; grandson, Cole Clarken; granddaughter, Heather Scherff; brothers, Bob and Raymond Scherff; and a sister, Edith Scherff.
Donald Broe Scherff was born August 14, 1925 in Fort Dodge. He received his education in Sioux City, graduating from Sioux City East High School in 1944. Following his education Don enlisted into the United States Army, serving in World War II. He received his honorable discharge in May of 1946 and returned to Iowa. On October 2, 1947 Don was united in marriage to Joan A. Zweibohmer and the couple established their home in Fort Dodge. Don worked at Friendship Haven for over 20 years before becoming employed at the Central Telephone Co. (Centel), retiring in 1990. Besides being an avid Cardinal and Hawkeye fan, Don enjoyed playing various card games with friends and family. He also loved fishing and hunting, especially with his sons.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be left to the Fort Dodge Villa Care Center or Trinity Hospice.