SCHERSCHEL, Reverend Douglas Robert October 10, 1953 - September 7, 2013 Reverend Douglas Robert Scherschel entered eternal life on Saturday, September 7th, 2013, at the age of 59 after a short and aggressive battle with cancer. Douglas was born October 10, 1953, to Robert and Betty Scherschel, in Milwaukee, WI. On June 26, 1976, Doug married Louise Ungrodt in Rhinelander, WI. They were blessed with four children and remained married for 37 years until his death. Upon his graduation from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1979, Doug moved to Spokane, WA and spent the rest of his life in the serving of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Douglas is survived by his wife Louise, and their four children Marc (Rae) Scherschel of Appleton, WI; Laura (Matthew) Maier of Seattle, WA; Luke (Rachel) Scherschel of Toledo, OH; and Timothy (Chelsea) Scherschel of Monroe, WA, as well as his four grandchildren, Alex, Anya, David, and Emeline. Doug is also mourned by his sisters, Karen Davis; Sandra (John) Vogt; and a brother, William (Carol) Scherschel, and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, parents in-law, and three brothers-in-law. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 16, 2013 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 6905 N. Country Homes Blvd, Spokane, WA 99208. A visitation will precede the service starting at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to St. Matthew Lutheran Church. The church address is 6905 N. Country Homes Blvd, Spokane, WA 99208 or to Evergreen Lutheran High School to help further provide a Christ-centered education which prepares God's children to serve Him now and forever. The school address is 7306 Waller Road East, Tacoma, WA 98443.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Sept. 12, 2013