Wayne E. Scherer, 87, of 1158 West Lakeshore Drive, Manistique, Michigan died August 5, 2016 at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.
He was born June 7, 1929 in North Baltimore, Ohio the son of George and Beulah (Kaufman) Scherer and attended schools in Ohio.
During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army seeing duty in Korea.
On February 28, 1953 he married the former Virginia M. Booth in Napoleon, Ohio. They made their home and raised their family in Ohio and moved to Manistique in 2003.
Wayne was employed in the construction industry, also did factory work, and later worked as a machinist. He was a foreman at the Signal-Stat Co. and was later employed as a surface grinder at the Koncer Co., both in Ohio.
He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Manistique and was also a member of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Veteran of Foreign Wars organizations. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and polka dancing. He also enjoyed rebuilding and restoring cars (using his mechanical and metal fabrication skills), and was able to fix about anything. While living in Ohio, he built his own home.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Virginia M. Scherer of Manistique; sons, Gary (Michele) Scherer of Bay Cliff, TX and Joseph (Jackie) Scherer of Shingleton; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren; sister, Ann Johnson of New Haven, IN; and his brothers, LeRoy (Donna) Scherer of West Unity, OH and Frank (Pam) Scherer of Sylvania, OH.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Friday, August 12, 2016, at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm, at the funeral home, with Reverend Eleanor Russey officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Winameg Cemetery, near Delta, with Pastor Eric Markovich, officiating. Military Rites will be accorded by the Fulton County Honor Guard. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with local arrangements.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church.