John R. Scherer

| September 1, 2015

John R SchererJohn R. Scherer, age 65, of New Bedford was a loving husband, devoted father, and a caring grandfather.

USFlagSunlightHC1311_X_300_C_YHe passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on Monday, August 31, 1015 at 7:11 PM following a difficult illness.

John was born August 24, 1950 in Coshocton, OH. He is a graduate of the River View class of 1968. He was a most talented musician who studied music at The Ohio State University, a former veteran of the United States Army, and a member of the Third Army Band. Following his military service he lived and worked for more than 40 years at Fenders Fish Hatchery and Llama Farm where he was a valued and beloved son-in-law.

One of his many passions was his church faith. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in New Bedford, Ohio. He held various offices within the church that helped many. His involvement was a pillar to the steadfast congregation. He also adored other passions such as gardening, electronics and spending time with family. Holidays were also something special to him – from making moss-covered Easter bunny nests for the kids to decorating the many Christmas trees that lit up the home each season.

It was very important for him to make time to celebrate and bring joy to everyone. John always placed a smile on everyone’s face. He was a friend of many and touched the hearts of everyone within the community. He is most remembered through his music and love for drums and piano. Many weddings were blessed to have a special piece written specifically for the bride and groom. His legacy is carried on by his family that have the same love for music.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and devoted wife of 45 years Cheryl (Fender) Scherer. Also surviving are his father Richard (Margie) Scherer, mother Mildred (Mowery) Scherer, and mother and father-in-law Dennis and Janet Fender. Beloved children are Stephanie (Mark) Lorenz, Jason (Deana) Scherer, and Sara (Steve) Sargent and grandchildren Brodie, Brendan and Piper Scherer; Nick and Joel Lorenz; and Doyle and Porter Sargent. Karen (Roy) Mizer, Anita (Scherer) Pearch, Keith Scherer (Trudy Morris), Craig (Diane) Scherer, Cherylyn (Scherer) (Matt) Leppla, William (Terri) Fender, Jan Pettibone, Steve (Veronica) Fender; also many nieces and nephews and others that adored him so.

John lived a life of Laughter and Love. Services will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Zion United Church of Christ at New Bedford with Dr. Patrick Ragon officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery where military honors will be conducted. Friends may call on Thursday 4-8 PM at Zion United Church of Christ in New Bedford. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek. In lieu of flowers, the family’s wishes are for donations to be made to The Zion United Church of Christ or The Interim Health Services/Hospice of Coshocton County, 420 Downtowner Plaza, Coshocton, Ohio 43812.

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