Fr. Gerald N. Scherer

1919 – August 1, 2017

Father Gerald N. Scherer was born in 1919 in a little farmhouse near Timber Lake, the third of six children of Simon A. Scherer and Mary C. Ditter. He attended grade school in a one-room country school near their farm, then went to high school at St. Joseph’s School in Timber Lake, graduating in 1936.

From 1936 to 1940, he helped his father operate a lignite coal mine near Firesteel. When his father died in a mining accident in 1940, he took over the operation of the mine and ran it until 1943 when the underground supply of coal was exhausted.

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