Erna Scherle dies in California

Erna Scherle

Erna Scherle

Erna L. Scherle, 83, of Santa Maria, Calif., and formerly of Mobridge, passed away May 5, 2013, in Santa Maria.
Funeral services were held May 8, 2013, at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Santa Maria. Interment followed in the Santa Maria Cemetery.
Erna L. Scherle was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Klipfel on Oct. 22, 1929, in Ashley, N.D. She married Ruben Scherle on July 11, 1948. They farmed the homestead until 1966 at which time they moved to focus on Scherle Sales Construction with offices in Aberdeen, Mobridge and Bismarck, N.D.
In 1994 they moved to Santa Maria to be near family. Erna was an active member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior and enjoyed her work at Costco since the mid-1990s.
Erna is survived by six children, Sandy (Parnell) Fuhrer, Cathy (Michael) Yerger, Mary (Roger) Nelson, Ann (Jim) Perry, Ruben (Kalan) Scherle and Paul Scherle; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Manger-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of the arrangements. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at

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