Ben Scharer(1914 - 2014)

Benny Scharer

November 20, 1914 - March 21, 2014

PRATUM - Benny Scharer, 99, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side. He was born in Morris, MN to Emil and Anna Scharer. On March 17, 1939 he married Perceda Kyburz and they homesteaded in Cissna Park, IL, where he farmed with his uncle, until December 1957 when they moved to a small farm near Pratum, Oregon. Ben then worked in the concrete trade for over 30 years.

He enjoyed reading, traveling and spending quality time with his loving wife and family, his Christian Apostolic Church family as well as so very many friends. Ben leaves behind an amazing legacy of wonderful children and grand-children for whom he was their rock and he will be forever missed.

Ben is preceded in death by his wife Perceda (2001), daughter Sandra (1966), son Larry (1967) and his great-grandson Daymon Wachtler (2009). He is survived by children Beverly Woods (John), Steven (Patty), Karen Bone (Jim), Linda Kuenzi (Robert), Donna Christensen (Bill), Ginge Lichty (Ron), Roy (Anita), Eldon (Robin), John (Jenny), Marjorie Knode (Mike), Mary Johnson (Stu), Brenda Rassi (Darrell), Bobbie (Betsy), Becky Kirby (Danny), Tommy (Rio), Susie Kostenko (Don), 49 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

We can find peace and comfort in knowing that he is now in the loving hands of his Lord and Savior.

Funeral service will be at 10am, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Christian Apostolic Church of Hazelgreen, 6494 Hazelgreen Rd., Salem. Visitation will take place from 5pm-8pm, TODAY, Tuesday, March 25th at Unger Funeral Chapel of Silverton. Memorial contributions are preferred to Doernbecher Children's Hospital or to a . A guestbook may be signed online in Ben's memory at:

Funeral Home

Unger Funeral Chapel, Silverton - Silverton
229 Mill Streeet Silverton, OR 97381

Published in StatesmanJournal on Mar. 25, 2014