Douglas J. Scharber
July 21, 1920-November 12, 2019
Mass of Christian Burial at St. Martin Church, Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11:00 am
Visitation 2 hours before 9:00 – 11:00 am
Douglas John Scharber, age 99, passed away peacefully November 12, 2019 in Rogers, MN Douglas was born in Rogers on July 21, 1920. He graduated from Elk River HS. Preceded in death by wife of 74 years, Rhea; parents, Otto & Hazel Scharber; brother, Stanley; granddaughter, Anne Locher; son-in-law, George Locher; and great-grandsons, Callan and Finley Schmickle. Survived by children, Suzanne Rinehart, Steve (Susan), Mary Kay Locher (Bill Mason), Joan Rouillard (Jim), Mark (Joany), Patrick (Patti), Debbie Reemts (Rick); 20 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Grace Heinz; brother-in-law, Lloyd Weber (Patti); brother-in-law, Merlin Dahlheimer.
Doug was a devout Catholic & WWII veteran. His passions included family, time at the lake, traveling by RV, playing cards & spending winters in Estero, FL. He served his community of Rogers as Mayor for 21 years, along with being a firefighter, Rogers Lion & Knights of Columbus member. He was dedicatd to his family business, Scharber & Sons, a John Deere Implement Dealership.
“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14)