Earl Scharf, 82, of Millstadt, Ill., born, Jan. 5, 1934 in Stookey Township, Ill., passed away surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at his residence.
Earl proudly served his country in the Army. He loved to go fishing, build things, and spending time with his family and the family dog Hunter. Earl enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals. He retired from Parks College.
Earl was a lifelong member of Concordia U.C.C.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Sandra, nee nee Briggs, Scharf; son Brian Scharf; his parents, Alfred Sr. and Henrietta, nee Haas, Scharf; mother and father-in-law, Tracy and Estelle Briggs; siblings, Florence (Ralph) Vogt, Hilda Scharf, Alfred Scharf Jr., Leroy (Doris) Scharf, and Elvira Scharf.
Surviving are his children, Linda Besher, Steve Scharf, Ed (Lisa) Scharf, and Susan (Mike) Schwarz; grandchildren, Brittany Besher, Brandon, Mallory, Jordan Scharf, Lindsay, Kyle, Nick Scharf and Breanne Schwarz; great-granddaughter, Marilyn Scharf; and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Earl's honor to Concordia U.C.C. Condolences may be expressed at www.leesmanfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Leesman Funeral Home in Millstadt, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Leesman Funeral Home in Millstadt, Ill., with Rev. David Krueger officiating. Burial will be in Concordia U.C.C. Cemetery in Belleville, Ill.
LEESMAN FUNERAL HOME, Millstadt, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 28, 2016