Frank Scherr

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July 8, 1932 - May 3, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial for Frank Scherr, 81, of Mobridge and Merritt Island, FL was Saturday, May 3, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mobridge. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery at Mobridge. Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge was in charge of arrangements. Frank passed away April 27, 2014 in Merritt Island. Frank was born in Mobridge on July 8, 1932, one of four children of Frank and Mary Scherr. As a child he lived in Firesteel and moved to Mobridge in 1942. He graduated from Mobridge High School in 1950 and was employed by the Milwaukee Road as a telegrapher, depot agent and agent operator. He married Stella Marie Schneider in 1952. Four children were born to them— Catherine, Francis, John, and Jeffrey. Frankie was widowed in 1958 and married Janette Stroh in 1959. They lived in Trail City until 1960 when they moved to Mobridge, where they lived until 1996. Six children were born to this union— Roberta, James, William, Elizabeth, Nicholas and Jean. Frankie played football in high school and amateur baseball for Mobridge. He loved horses and competed in steer wrestling and calf roping for many years. He was very proud of his personal bests of 4.4 seconds in steer wrestling and 10 seconds flat in calf roping. He also enjoyed playing poker and was by all accounts quite successful. He owned a haying business and then a trucking company with his son Nick for most of his working life. Near the end of his career, Frank also owned and operated Bridge City Liquors. He was never without a pet dog and for years his favorite, Honey, a small poodle, accompanied him in his truck. In his final year, he took great comfort in his last pet, another small poodle by the name of Lucky. He was quite proud of his twin sons, Jim and Bill, who were state and collegiate wrestling champions and represented the United States in the 1988 Olympics. Jim later became chief executive of the United States Olympic Committee. He moved to Florida in 1998. He learned to golf at the age of 62 and competed with the same passion that he rodeoed and played poker. Frankie worked on a golf course for a number of years (free golf ) and got valuable experience for the last job he held with Davis Martin running mowers. He always loved cars and owned a 1962 Chrysler 300 that appeared in many 4th of July parades. Frank wanted to be remembered for loving children and his pets. Late in his life he delighted in spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan and a staunch supporter of the Miami Heat. He loved country music, western movies and television programs. A highlight of his summers in South Dakota was throwing dice with his pals and reminiscing about old times. Frank was blessed with 20 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Stella; brother Richard; sister Madelyn Mulloy; his children Michael and Elizabeth (Scherr) Archambault and granddaughter Miranda Scherr. Memorials may be sent to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mobridge, Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Merritt Island or Coastal Poodle Rescue at http://www.coastalpoodlerescue.org/donations.
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