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Thomas Scherf

Thomas J Scherf

Saturday, April 5th, 1952 - Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Obituary

Thomas J. Scherf, 67, of Dubuque died in his home Thursday, December 05, 2019.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 pm Tuesday at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Rd, and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at Grace Point Church, 3100 Windsor Ave.,
followed by a funeral service at 10:30. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Thomas was born on April 5, 1952 in Dubuque to Eugene and Lorraine (Kulow) Scherf. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School.

In 1977 he met the love of his life, Mary Helling at a biker party, married her 10 years later on September 12, 1987, and then went on a honeymoon to Maui where he learned to scuba dive.

Reluctantly Tom boarded the plane back to Iowa where he and Mary purchased their first real home and started a family. From the beginning he was a pillar of strength and stability for his two daughters, Sara and Carolyn.

Tom was a proud employee of Fastenal Co. for 38 years, and from his position in sales saw the company evolve from paper ledgers and transistor radios to internet and cell phones. He celebrated his retirement in December 2018 surrounded by co-workers, family and friends, and with a big plate of barbeque ribs.

Tom enjoyed nothing more than to ride motorcycles. Whether it be his daily commute, a joy ride with his wife or daughters, a group ride with his friends, or a trip across the country - he was a biker who loved the wind in his hair. He was a beloved lifelong member of Custom Riders “Grey Beards” chapter, and helped organize rides to support Hospice of Dubuque.

Faith was important to Tom. He was a member of Grace Point Church and the church’s men’s morning fellowship.

He is survived by his wife Mary Scherf of Dubuque; two daughters, Sara Scherf of Dubuque and Carolyn Scherf of Iowa City; a sister, J’Neane (Kent) Briden of Waverly; a brother in law, John (Nancy) Helling of Dubuque; and four nieces and nephews, Alyssa (John) Irby, Jonathan Briden, Andrea (Danny) Hernandez, and Jason Helling.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Bill Helling.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    2659 John F Kennedy Road
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:15am
    When
    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
    Location
    Grace Point Church
    Address
    3100 Windsor Ave
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Grace Point Church
    Address
    3100 Windsor Ave
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 |
    When
    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
    Location
    Linwood Cemetery
    Address
    2735 Windsor Avenue
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Carolyn, we are so sorry for your loss and hold you, your mom and sister in our hearts. May your beloved dad ride the clouds of heaven forever free.
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So sorry for your loss Mary I won’t be able to attend services so I needed to send my love and condolences to you and the girls. Take care I can’t. Even begin to imagine what you are going thru,love to you all LoveChris Muntz
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Milton, Carol, Jerry and Morry Scherf

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Deepest sympathy to all of your family for the loss of tom, we pray that you will get comfort and peace from the lord at this difficult time.
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