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Bernice Scherer

June 3, 1921 ~ July 13, 2018 (age 97)

Bernice Scherer, 97, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Friday, July 13, 2018.

Bernice was born June 3, 1921 in Eastern, Kentucky to Milford and Cassie (Warrens) Russell.

On June 26, 1948 she married Gilbert E. Scherer who preceded her in death on November 8, 2011.

Bernice retired from Kingsley Furniture where she was an expediter for 15 years.  She previously worked at Schaffer Laundry and Allis Chalmers.  Bernice was lifetime member of La Porte VFW Auxiliary, she enjoyed raising roses, gardening, and cooking.  She was raised by her maternal grandparents.  She also attended Grace Baptist Church in La Porte.

Bernice leaves behind a daughter Brenda (Roy) Verlinde of Farmington Hills, Michigan; a son, George (Cathie) Scherer of Rolling Prairie, Indiana; three grandchildren, Jason (Linda) Verlinde, Sara (James) Bennett, and Jacob (Rayna) Scherer; seven great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Colin, Lillian, Christopher, Elizabeth, Victoria and Anthony; a brother, Franklin (Harlene) Turner of Brighton, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gilbert; three brothers James and Paul Russell and Tennyson Turner; and a sister, Rosalee Jacobs.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana where family and friends may visit one hour prior.  Pastor Kim Landrum will officiate. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 2502 Monroe Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350 or to Donor’s Choice.

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