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October 18, 1945 – December 16, 2023

Lawrence “Larry” Scherer, 78, passed away surrounded by family at his home early in the morning on Dec. 16, 2023 after several years of battling Parkinson’s Disease, along with other underlying health issues.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Dec. 22 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church (155 County Rd 24, Wayzata) – the same church where he was baptized in 1945 – with a visitation before the mass at 10 a.m. He will be laid to rest following a private burial service at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted, Minn.

Larry was born on Oct. 18, 1945 and grew up on his family’s farm in Long Lake, Minn. where he developed his life-long passion of planting, growing and harvesting crops as well as raising livestock. He graduated from Benilde High School in 1964 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Cloud State University in 1968. He was drafted in November of 1968 and served in the army as a Military Police Officer – stationed at West Point, New York – until 1970. In 1975, he met his wife, Linda, at a street dance in Hamel, Minn., and they were married at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in the spring of 1976. That same year, they purchased a farm in Winsted, Minn. where they raised their four children and have resided for the past 47 years. Throughout his life, Larry juggled farming as well as full-time work as a truck driver and forklift operator to support his family. He was also active in the Winsted Legion Post #407, Knights of Columbus and Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Volunteering for Winstock Country Music Festival, supporting the Legion’s monthly pancake breakfasts and assisting with the annual Knights of Columbus fish fries were major highlights for him as a part of the Winsted community.

Larry was a dedicated father who never boasted about himself but always said his kids and grandkids were his greatest accomplishments. He’s survived by his wife, Linda (Galzki); his four children Joseph (Tina) Scherer, Andrew (Amanda) Scherer, Jessica Scherer (Peter Lund) and Lindsay Scherer (Sean Schonberger); his six grandchildren Clifford, Luke, Carson, Josie, Cora and Zoe; his three siblings Ruby Monaghan, Sue (Tom) Dominik and Jim (Clarita) Scherer. He is preceded in death by his parents Rupert Scherer, Lucille Scherer and Harvey Scherer; his granddaughter Marjorie; and his brother-in-law Jim Monaghan.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Ken Cleveland

    My sincere condolences to Linda and family. Larry and I were friends since our 1960 high school days. Larry will be missed, he was best friend to many.

  2. Deacon Mike Thoennes

    My condolences to Linda and all of the Scherer family as they mourn the death of Larry. I will pray the office of the dead tonight for him.

  3. Ruby Monaghan

    Larry I will miss you ! You remembered a lot of stuff I have forgotten about growing up on a farm and attending a 2 room school and ice skating on Holy Name Lake at noon recess.

  4. Steve Zachmann

    My Dad, my brothers, and I helped out a few times on the Scherer farm in trade to duck hunt their pond and swamp. Larry called me the next hay season and I brought some friends out to work with me. I stayed on helping out over the years whenever Larry called. Those times I worked with Larry and his boys I learned so many life lessons and it’s those times that helped mold me into the man I am today. He taught me the benefits of a hard day’s work; I didn’t really know it back then; he showed me by setting the example. He never cut a corner, he was always fair and firm. Linda and the girl’s incredible homemade meals and the ice cold well water…wow, specialness that I’ve always cherished and missed years following during my world travels.
    You will be missed Larry. I pray and hope your family finds peace and strength during this challenging time. My sincere condolences to the Scherer family.

  5. Diana C Thompson

    My sympathy goes out to you and your family in this sad time. God Bless you all.

  6. Stan Bebo

    Sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Our sincere condolences to his family. Stan & Susan


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