Obituary of Mary Jane Scherf
Mary Jane (Meyer) Scherf went home to heaven on Wednesday March 8th, 2023 at the age of 88. Born on January 13th, 1935 in Flasher, ND to parents August and Edith (Wolfgram) Meyer. Because of her mother’s death when she was an infant, she was taken in by her Uncle Carl and Aunt Louise and grew up with her 12 cousins.
After attending college in New Ulm, MN Mary Jane taught parochial grade school in Wisconsin for several years. She decided to change careers and worked for airlines first in Chicago and then in Milwaukee where she then moved to Waukesha, WI. There she met Romaine (Mick) Scherf. They were married on June 3rd, 1967. They moved to Minocqua, WI in 1968 when they bought Cross Trails Restaurant and Motel with Mick’s brother Harlow and his wife Diane. They spent 10 years there where children Greg, Kim, and Mike were born. They moved back to Waukesha in 1978. Mary Jane returned to teaching and taught kindergarten at Mt. Calvary from 1983 until she retired in 1999. Mick and Mary Jane moved to Wales, WI that same year where they spent many years babysitting their grandchildren Ashley, Katie, and Emily.
Mary Jane is survived by Mick, her loving husband of 55 years; her sons Greg and Mike (Jennifer); and her grandchildren Ashley, Katie, and Emily who all held a special place in her heart. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and other relatives. Mary Jane is preceeded in death by her daughter Kim, her parents, and her siblings Selma, Alma, Ann, and Ludwig (Bill).
A visitation will be held on March 13th from 4-6pm with a service at 6pm at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church 1941 Madison St, Waukesha, WI 53188. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.
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