Jake F. Scherer, 84, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:50 P.M. on July 1, 2018 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born May 16, 1934 in Ashley, Illinois to the late Louis D. Scherer and Hazel Wilson. Jake married Roberta Stroud in 1956 in Nashville, Illinois. They were blessed with 62 years of marriage until he preceded her in death.
In addition to his wife,Roberta, Jake is survived by his 5 children, Brenda Braden of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Patricia “Patsy” Mourey of Bluford, Illinois, Rhonda Linza and husband, Michael of Grand Junction, Colorado, J.D. Scherer and wife, Melody of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Roger Scherer and wife, Diane of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Gwendolyn Braden, Jason Mourey, Chasity Mourey, Jessica Ashby, Jamie Johnson, Ashley Scherer, and Derek Riley; 8 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Norma Boldt and husband, Marvin of Ashley, Illinois, and Dorothy Arnold and husband, Bob of Saint Louis, Missouri.
Jake was preceded in death by his parents.
Jake was a mechanic at Illinois tractor until he worked at Tri-County Electric as a lineman for over 30 years. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home with Reverend Merle Fullerton officiating. Interment: Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City, Illinios. Memorials:Make a wish foundation.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.