Charles Bernard Schlerf
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September 14, 1920 - March 14, 2014
Charles Bernard Schlerf, age 93, passed away peacefully Friday, March 14, 2014 in Nampa, Idaho. Charles was born September 14, 1920 in Boise, Idaho to Lewis G. and Helen E. Ferber Schlerf. He was raised with his three siblings on a farm in Boise. At the age of 16, Charles was a courier for Western Union Telegraph and graduated from Boise High School in 1939.
Charles was a member of the LDS church and served a mission in Southern California from 1941 to 1943. He was inducted into the U.S. Army during World War II and trained as a medical technician. Most of his 26 months of Army service were on the island of Shemya in the Aleutian Islands where he served with the 329th Station Hospital. Charles was honorably discharged in 1946 as Sergeant NCO.
Shortly after his return from military service, Charles accepted a position with First Security Bank in Boise where he was a faithful and valued employee for over 35 years, retiring in 1982.
Charles was an avid photographer. He loved fishing and the great outdoors. He enjoyed metal work, woodworking, and auto mechanics. Boise was his home until the age of 90. Declining health and the sudden loss of his vision necessitated a move to Nampa where he resided until his passing. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Don Lewis Schlerf and Richard Harry Schlerf; a sister, Iris Helen Johnson; and one nephew, Curtis Johnson. Survivors include seven nieces and nephews, Ron Schlerf, Karen Kotter, Monte Schlerf, Darla Rogers, Terri Burgener, Kevin Johnson and Brian Johnson. Gratitude is expressed to those who cared for him at Grace Assisted Living in Nampa.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 North Latah Street, Boise. Family will greet friends prior to the service from 10:00-10:50 a.m. Interment will immediately follow at Cloverdale Cemetery.
Relyea Funeral Chapel
318 North Latah Street Boise, ID 83706
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 26, 2014