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Saturday, December 31, 2022
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Margaret L. Scherer age 92 of Freeport, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 27, surrounded by family at the beautiful Quiet Oaks Hospice House in Saint Augusta, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 31at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church in Freeport. Parish prayers will be at 4 p.m. immediately following with a rosary by the Christian Women Friday evening.
Margaret Lorraine Scherer was born March 12, 1930, in St. Martin to Joseph and Catherine (Heinen) Rausch. She married Cyril George Scherer on June 4, 1957, at the Saint Martin Catholic Church in Saint Martin Minnesota. They farmed together in St. Joseph until 1973, at which time they moved the family farm to Freeport where she lived until recently moving to Park View Senior Assisted Living in Melrose.
Throughout her life, Margaret was a loving wife, caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother as well as a devoted sister. Faith, family, and farm meant everything to her. Her strong work ethic and independent nature were evident as a homemaker and business partner on the farm. She enjoyed being informed about current events and discussing topics of importance to her, as well as baseball games, gardening, cooking, baking, and playing card games.
Margaret graduated as valedictorian from Melrose High School in 1949. She then cared for her aging grandmother in Saint Martin before attending St. Cloud Business College and working as a bank teller, bowling, and attending Rox games.
She attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, where she volunteered in the Christian Women’s Group and served for many years providing leadership in the Freeport MCCL chapter. She was also very actively involved in 4-H while her children were young.
Survivors include her children, Jim Scherer of Freeport, Diane Scherer of St. Joseph, Lorna (Rob) Hammer of Coon Rapids, Theresa (Mark) Pearson of San Diego, California, Tom (Jenni) Scherer of Paynesville, Sandy (John) Von Wahlde of St. Rosa, Linda Scherer (Andy Opatz) of Sauk Rapids, and Karen Scherer of St. Joseph; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters and brother, Dorothy (Tom) Koshiol of St. Cloud, Jeanette Steichen of St. Joseph, Donald (Maggie) Rausch of St. Martin, and Catherine Meierhofer of Eden Valley.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Catherine Rausch; husband, Cyril Scherer on February 24, 2007; infant daughter, Barbara Scherer; sisters, Mildred Meierhofer and Arlene Meyer; and brothers-in-law, John Steichen, Harold Meierhofer, and Aloys “Red” Meyer.