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Bernard "Ben" Scherr, 79, of Miller, S.D., died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004 at Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller.

His funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Miller with Fr. John Helmueller officiating.

Burial was Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery in Hazelton, N.D.

Casketbearers were Louis Gortmaker, George Wieseler, Mike Ames, Gene Moncur, Leo Beranek and Dick Scherr. Reck Funeral Home, Miller, was in charge of arrangements.

Bernard William Scherr was born April 10, 1925 to Andrew and Mary (Baumgartner) Scherr at Hazelton, N.D. He grew up and attended school at Hazelton, and graduated from Hague High School.

In August 1943, he entered the U.S. Navy serving during World War II until his discharge in 1946.

He worked several jobs in North Dakota and later moved to Aberdeen where he ran an implement dealership for a few years. He then moved to Miller where he ran the John Deere shop for over 30 years.

He married Ruby Moncur in 1965.

He was a member of the American Legion, Ducks Unlimited, and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, and playing Dominoes and cards.

Survivors include two sisters, Barbara Landsberger and Helen (Helmer) Magnuson, both of Bismarck, N.D.; several nieces and nephews; one special niece, Evon Landsberger of Bismarck, N.D.; and a special friend, Geraldine Wernsmann of Pierre.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, in 1985; his parents; three brothers, Joe, Frank and Andy; and three sisters, Margaret Shali, Julieann Elwess and Kay Brown.