- Published: Thursday, April 19 2018 20:31
Joan Marie Scherer of Batavia, Ill., passed away Monday, April 16, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born May 6, 1943, in Chicago, Joan was the daughter of Theodore and Evelyn (nee Anderson) Renstrom. She grew up and graduated from York Community High School in Elmhurst, Ill. Joan was united in marriage to Donn Scherer on June 12, 1965, at Grace Lutheran Church in Villa Park, Ill.
Joan graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a degree in business and marketing. She was chapter president of her sorority, Chi Omega, and later served as an advisor to the sorority’s University of Illinois chapter while living in Urbana. Joan was employed as a cosmetics buyer for Osco and retired to raise her family.
Joan’s first passion and greatest enjoyment came from raising her three sons. She instilled in them an appreciation for education, life and faith. She encouraged music and sports as well as a sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors.
Joan’s second love was music. An accomplished organist and pianist, Joan shared her musical talents with the congregation of Bethany Lutheran Church for many years.
Joan and her loving husband, Donn, shared an excitement for travel and especially enjoyed time at their Naples, Fla., winter residence.
Joan is survived by her husband Donn; three sons, Steve (Lori) Scherer, Mark (Cindy) Scherer and Michael Scherer; seven grandchildren, Morgan and Cody Davis, and Megan, Emily, Eric, Ella and Cade Scherer; a brother Roger (Carole) Renstrom; and many nieces and nephews.
Moss Family Funeral Home209 S. Batavia AveBatavia, IL 60510(630)879-7900
- 3-4pm - immediate family visitation
- 4-8pm - friends and family visitation
Bethany Lutheran Church8 S Lincoln St, Batavia, IL 60510(630) 879-3444
- 10am - viewing prior to service
- 11am - service
- noon - procession and burial at West Batavia Cemetery
Tribella Grill1900 Mill StreetBatavia, IL 60510(630)406-9696
Batavia, IL 60510