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Raymond Scherrman

Raymond J. "Ray" Scherrman

Thursday, June 19th, 1930 - Thursday, April 9th, 2020
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Obituary

Raymond J. “Ray” Scherrman 89, of Farley, Iowa, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020, due to
dementia. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Raphael Cathedral. Burial will be
in St. Joseph Cemetery, Farley, Iowa. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory is entrusted with arrangements.

Ray was born on June 19, 1930 in Farley, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Marie (Carden)
Scherrman. He graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Farley in 1948. Raymond served in
the U.S. Army, Heavy Mortar Company 5 th Regimental Combat team during the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954. On November 20, 1954, he was united in marriage to Pearl McBride at St. Joseph’s Church in Farley.

After returning from the service he farmed north of Farley and ran an excavating business.
From 1972-1976, he served on the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors. From 1976-1983, he
worked at J.P. Scherrman Implement, a business founded by his father. In 1983, he became the
Secondary Road Maintenance Manager for the Dubuque County Highway Department, where
he worked until his retirement in 2005. Raymond was active in his community throughout his
life, serving on multiple boards and organizations over the years. Ray was a member and past
commander for the Scherrman Peterson American Legion Post 0656. He was a founding
member of the Western Dubuque School Board and served from 1960-1972, having previously
served on the Farley Public School Board. He served on the Draft Board, Dubuque County
Mental Health Board, Camp Albrecht Acres, the Farley State Bank Board of Directors, the Farley
Park Board, Western Dubuque Band Parents Association, Crime Stoppers, and the Dubuque
County Democratic Party.

Ray is survived by his wife of 65 years, Pearl of Farley, IA; his children Dave (Barbara) Scherrman
of Janesville, WI, Jerry (Bobbie) Scherrman of Cedar Rapids, IA, Tim (Janis) Scherrman of
Dubuque, IA and Carol and Kathleen Scherrman both of Farley, IA; his grandchildren Tami (Rich)
Griffin, Adam (Jo Ann) Hoffmann, Justin (Kassi) Scherrman, Ashley (Sean) Carey, Jacob (Ashley)
Scherrman, Ryan (Tiffany) Scherrman, Amanda (Alex) Brant, Abby Scherrman and Sarah
Scherrman; 10 great grandchildren and 20 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and their spouses, Virginia & John Hoefer and Ann & Leonard Siegert, daughter-in-law Cindy Martin Scherrman, brothers-in-law the Rev. James J. McBride, Leo McBride, and Leon Kramer, sisters-in-law Madonna McBride and Mary McBride.

The Scherrman family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Hawkeye
Care Center and to Dr. Mark Moore and his staff for their wonderful care and support.

Those wishing to send memorials in Ray’s name may do so to either the Veteran’s Freedom
Center in Dubuque or the Farley Fire and EMS.
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Tricia Lynn

Posted at 03:14pm
Carol and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I remember you talking about him quite often when we worked together so I know how special he was. By his obituary he lived an amazing life of service to others. May he rest easy in heaven.

Tricia Coobs
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Lisa Driscoll and Beth Cook

Posted at 11:41am
Dave and family, please know we are thinking of you. Your friends, Lisa and Beth
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John & Carol

Posted at 09:52am
Sympathy to the family - cherish those memories. Prayers for the family.
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Patricia Niensteadt

Posted at 08:20am
Carol and Scherrman Family

Our sympathy goes out to all of you at this time. It is trying times for all of us right now but in the loss of a loved one, may you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the days ahead when sharing memories of Ray.

Dave and Patti Niensteadt family
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Catherine Caitlin

Posted at 05:10pm
Raymond was an amazing and kind-hearted, inclusive man who always had a good tale to tell-or four! I will miss him as my surrogate father who generously and unquestioningly treated me as one of his own. Unfailingly generous, funny, warm, and always interested in the people around him, he treated every person around him as someone of genuine value. No doubt he is busy regaling tales to those on the Other Side. If the true measure of a person is how they treat those from whom they gain nothing, then Raymond was a giant. I will always treasure his friendship and how he made me feel special and wonderful, even when I didn't feel that way. Godspeed to you, Raymond. Fly high and unfettered. Catherine Caitlin
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