Norma E. (Scheuer) Scherrer, 96, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, died Saturday May 29, 2021 peacefully with her two daughters present.
She was born September 23, 1924 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and her family moved to Waukesha in 1925. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church since 1930 and a graduate of Waukesha High School class of 1942. During the war years she worked at Allis Chalmers supporting the war effort helping to build the superchargers that were used in the production of the B-29 bomber. She worked there until the war ended in 1945 and was always proud of the contribution that she made to the war effort.
She married John Scherrer on October 25, 1947 and they were happily married for 49 years until John's death on April 23, 1997. They had four children, Susan (Scherrer) Ray, Steven Scherrer, Anne (Scherrer) Erke, and Ted Scherrer.
At the age of 43, she enrolled at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), completing a 12-month course as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a member of WCTC’s 1st graduating class of LPN's. She worked in the office of Dr. Thomas Dugan until he retired and then worked in the office of Dr. John Fish until she retired in 2003, which ended her nursing career at the age of 78.
She was preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Meta Scheuer, her brothers George and Harvey, and her grandson Matthew Steven Scherrer.
Norma was the loving mother of Susan Ray (Pat) of Waukesha along with grandson Joel Maxson (Meghan) of Denver Colorado, Steven Scherrer (Carolyn) of Roscoe, Illinois and granddaughter Heather Scherrer of Milford, Ohio, granddaughter Courtney Waller (Dustin) of Oxnard, California along with great granddaughters Reese and Teagan Waller and great grandsons Emmett and Jude Waller, grandson Nathan Scherrer (Lindsey) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado along with great grandsons Theo and Graham Scherrer, Anne Erke of Waukesha along with granddaughter Megan Erke (David Holliday) of Minneapolis, Minnesota and great granddaughter Aster Holliday and great grandson Jonah Holliday, grandson Ryan Erke (Colette) of West Hills, California along with great grandsons Henry and Leland Erke, Ted Scherrer (Holly) of Gilbert, Arizona along with granddaughter Nicole Scherrer.
Visitation will begin at 9:00AM on Saturday, June 5th at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha with service to follow at 10:30 AM. Reverend Dr. Lindsay Jordan is presiding. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made out to St. Luke's Lutheran Church or the Salvation Army of Waukesha. Please note: Masks are required at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.