Robert L. Scherbring, 89, of Dyersville, passed away of heart failure Tuesday, Jan. 5, at his home in Dyersville.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 8, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery, where military honors were accorded by American Legion Post #137. Rev. Anthony Nketiah officiated, assisted by Deacon Roger Riesburg.
Bob was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Petersburg, the son of John and Josephine (Ronnebaum) Scherbring. He married Anna Mae Oberbroeckling June 2, 1959, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg.
Bob was a man of faith who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially playing cards. He served in the US Army from 1953-1955. He worked nine years at Vandale in Dyersville, 22 years at Goodyear in Dubuque and 15 years at Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville. He was a member of the American Legion Post #137 and Knights of Columbus. He and Annie enjoyed many years of volunteering, receiving the 2010 Governors Volunteering Award.
Survivors include his wife, Annie; children: Dale (Janet) Scherbring of Cedar Rapids, Mark (Liz) Scherbring of Dyersville, Carl (Mary) Scherbring of Colesburg, Joan Musich of Westphalia, Dean (Linda) Scherbring of Manchester, Jill Scherbring of Dyersville and Gwen (Jeff) Lewis of Dubuque; grandchildren: Keri (Jordan Rundle) Scherbring, Jay Scherbring, Amanda (Skyler) Wachendorf, Nicole (Cody) Lytle, Jessica, Samantha, and Courtney Scherbring, Luke and Lexi Musich, Chance and Rebekah Scherbring and Libby Scherbring; great-grandchildren: Dexter Scherbring, Jordyn and Charles Lytle and Riley Wachendorf; in-laws: Elaine Scherbring, Peter (Jane) Oberbroeckling, Clara Harter, Leo Oberbroeckling, Dave (Julie) Oberbroeckling, Kay Herman, Hilda (Clem) DeMuth, Clyde (LouAnn) Oberbroeckling, John Oberbroeckling, Walt Oberbroeckling and Becky Oberbroeckling.
He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, John and Katie Oberbroeckling; siblings: Walt (Mary) Scherbring, Eileen (Joe) Stephan and Lester Scherbring; in-laws: Henry Harter, Hugo Oberbroeckling, Shirley Oberbroeckling, Carolyn Oberbroeckling and Harry McBride.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Francis Xavier Basilica or Beckman Catholic High School.
Cards, letters and memorials may be mailed to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW Dyersville, IA 52040. Please include first and last name, Bob Scherbring, on the outside of the envelope.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.