Julius O. Scherb, 80, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 11, 2002

Funeral services for Julius O. Scherb, age 80, of rural Albert Lea, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Bear Lake Lutheran Church. The Rev. William Greaver will officiate. Interment will be in Bear Lake Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Julius died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at the Albert Lea Medical Center.

Julius Otto Scherb was born June 4, 1922, to Barney and Marie (Obermeyer) Scherb on the

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family farm. He attended School District #42 in Nunda Township. On Dec. 30, 1947, Julius was united in marriage to Phyllis Scott at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. He devoted his life to farming and was a lifelong member of Bear Lake Lutheran Church. Julius served many years on the Church Council, had been President of the Cemetery Board for 11 years and currently served as the sexton. Julius was a member of the Bear Lake Dart Ball Team and Lutheran Brotherhood. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, relatives, and friends. His hobbies included woodworking, repairing farm equipment, and watching Band Wagon, the Twins, and the Vikings on TV. Julius was always ready to help anyone needing assistance. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Carol Lynn and husband Albert Purdy; son, Gregory; granddaughters: Krista Purdy, and Kelly and husband Paul Kleven; sister, Irma and husband Manville Hagen; brothers: Paul Scherb and wife Adeline, and Martin Scherb and wife Mabel; sisters-in-law: Dorothy and husband Don Swedberg, Dorothy Scott, Janet Scherb, Marjory and husband Glen Fure; and many nieces and nephews.

Julius was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Philip, Lucas and Eldo Scherb; a very special friend, Matthew Stenseth; brother-in-law, Lawrence Scott; and sister-in-law, Lorriane Meinke and husband Paul.

Julius will be missed by all who knew him and enjoyed being with him.