Jerald "Jerry" A. Scherger, 75, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Nov. 24, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital Methodist Campus in Rochester. He was born on Oct. 28, 1944, to Ann and Albert Scherger. He was raised on the family farm and attended a one room elementary school. He graduated from Dodge Center High School in 1962.

Jerry married Doris "Dory" Pogalz in 1964. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1967 with a bachelor's in Chemical Engineering. He worked at 3M for 37 years, retiring as a senior scientist. He also farmed and moved back to the family farm in 2002, and continued farming until 2016.

Jerry then, started restoring '57 Thunderbirds and enjoyed cruise-ins and car shows. He enjoyed fishing and pheasant hunting with his black lab, Maverick. Jerry and Dory spent eight years wintering in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Dory; son, Nick (Marielyn); daughter, Jill (Garritt) Vander Syde; granddaughters, Charisse, Frances, Maria Louise and Rachel; sister, Jean (Kermit) Christenson; sister-in-law, Dawn (Glenn) Sanders and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at the Faith Lutheran Church, 308 Second St. NW, Dodge Center, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Dodge Center. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials to Faith Lutheran Church, the American Cancer Society or donor's choice. A special thank you to Mayo Hospice for their wonderful care of Jerry.

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Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes, 25 South Street SW, Dodge Center, MN; 507-374-2155.

Blessed be his memory.