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Paul Scherrer

November 15, 1917 — December 25, 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul Melvin Scherrer, 100, of Riverside will be held Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St Mary's Catholic Church in Riverside, with Father David Brownfield and Deacon Derick Cranston officiating.  Burial will follow at the St. Vincent's Cemetery in Riverside with full military honors.  Visitation will be from 9:00 AM till service time at the church.   A memorial fund has been established for St Vincent's Cemetery,  Riverside First Responders or Iowa City Hospice. Paul Scherrer died Monday, December 25, 2017 at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City.

Paul Scherrer was born November 15, 1917, in rural Riverside, the son of

Charles and Philomenia (Sueppel) Scherrer.

Paul married Dorothy Prehoda on September 21, 1936. Dorothy (Prehoda) Scherrer passed on September 30, 1954.  Paul married Ida Dorothy Skubal on June 23, 1955.  Ida Dorothy (Skubal) Scherrer passed on September 12, 2014.

He graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1935. Paul received a certificate upon completing courses in refrigeration and air conditioning at RSES.

Paul served with the Marine Corps at Padahoe Beach in North China, near the  Mongolian border, during WW11 from 1944 to 1946.  Paul was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #842.  Paul operated a service station on the corner of Bloomington St. and Gilbert St. in Iowa City from 1937 to 1938.  Paul worked at the University of Iowa Maintenance Plant till his retirement on December 31, 1979.

Paul had many interests; woodworking, stamp collecting, hunting, gardening, bowling, playing cards, following sports, and visiting with family and friends.

Paul will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by; a son, Edward (Deb) Scherrer of North Liberty, a daughter, Maureen (Leonard) Corpman of Cedar Falls, and a son Michael (Coleen) Scherrer of Riverside.  Twelve grandchilden, 29 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by, his parents; his first wife, Dorothy (Prehoda) Scherrer, his second wife, Ida Dorothy (Skubal) Scherrer; a daughter, Janice Grimm, a son-in-law, Grant Grimm; a son in infancy; one sister, Clementine (and her husband, John) Strabala; two brothers, Elmer (and his wife, Wilma) Scherrer, and Virgil (and his wife, Shirley) Scherrer, and several nieces and nephews.

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