Harold E. Scherer, 65, of Huntsville, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014, at Kindred Hospital, Lima.
He was born in Sidney on July 20, 1948, to Donna Mae Wood Scherer, who survives in Bellefontaine, and the late Eugene R. Scherer. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Scherer; and a special niece, Micki James.
On May 11, 1998, Harry married the former Nancy Pash in Sevierville, Tenn., and she survives in Huntsville, along with children, Harold E. “Scott” (Denise Wren) Scherer of Jackson Center, Maggie (fiancé Art Hower) Rorabough of DeGraff and Larry Scherer and Brian Scherer, both of Bellefontaine; stepchildren, Angie Coleman of Columbus and Tony Hanback of Florida; 10 grandchildren, Stealth, Blazie, Kenny, Joshua, Jasin, Ashley, Justine, Cody, Courtney and Xavier; two stepgrandchildren, Morganne and Logan; four great-grandchildren, Kadence, Kade, Lily Ann and Braylon and one more on the way; a sister, Barbara (Gerald Bargdill) Scherer of Bellefontaine; brother, Bill Scherer of Bellefontaine; sister-in-law, Rita Scherer of Bellefontaine; and several nieces and nephews, including a close, special niece, Samantha Hook.
Harry was a heavy equipment operator at Cherokee Run Landfill and had received his 20-year pin. His grandfather started Shady Bowl and as with most of the family, Harry grew up there and spent many years working various jobs.
He was a life member of the Indian Lake Moose and was a former member of the VFW, Eagles and American Legion. Harry was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.
Harry was a family-oriented, strong-willed and fun-loving man who doted on his family and grandchildren.
Pastor Max Jackson officiates a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Huntsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Caring Neighbor Food Pantry, 9609 County Road 2, West Mansfield OH 43358.
Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com