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In Memory of Robert Scharmer


July 29, 1942 - April 15, 2020

Robert (Bob) Harold Scharmer, 77, of Cumberland passed away April 15 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born July 29, 1942 to Harold and Thelma (Peery) Scharmer. His wife Judith Heinecke Scharmer was by his side nearly his whole life as they grew up together, fell in love, married in 1963, raised their three children and were inseparable their whole lives. Their Christian love has been a tremendous example to their friends, children, great grandchildren and everyone who knew them.

Bob graduated from Cumberland High School in 1961. He married Judy in 1963. Bob worked at 3M in Cumberland for 35 years. His faith and his church family were an important part of his life. He was active with St. Paul Lutheran Church until moving to Woodstone Memory Care. He loved his old cars and "old car guys". He was an avid hunter and fisherman for many years, hunting turkeys since the inaugural opener with his son Steve as well as Barry and Brian Wickstrom. He enjoyed several trips to North Dakota with Rick Vesper and his hunting crew to hunt pheasants. He also hunted Whitetail Deer in Wisconsin and Mule Deer in Wyoming during many hunting trips with other family members. Many summer weekends were spent canoeing with the Ekenstedt families and other white water fans. He played dart ball in the church league from Junior High until the league ended just a few years ago. He was definitely a nature lover, enjoying bird watching and teaching his children the names of birds and flowers as he had been taught by his parents. He was a lifelong Packer and Brewers fan, but enjoyed watching his kids, grandkids and great grandkids play sports even more. Bob was a people person and maintained relationships with many of his local classmates and particularly enjoyed class reunions. In the last 18 months at Woodstone Memory Care, Bob enjoyed visiting with his neighbors there and the wonderful caregivers who not only cared for him but cared about him.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Judy of Cumberland; 3 children: Susan (Mike) Fries of Roseville, MN, Jennifer (Paul) Dinan of Pickerington, OH, and Steve (LuAnn) Scharmer of Clayton, WI; 8 grandchildren: Carter Noll, Tyler Noll, Heather Jeske, Jill (Art) Adams, Craig (Sarah) Fries, Claire (Andrew) Spalding, Kayla Dinan and Ross Dinan; 10 great grandchildren; his sister, Betty (Dick) Benjamin of St. Croix Falls, WI; brother-in-law Ron (Rita) Heinecke; sister-in-law Linda (Bill) Peterson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Thelma Scharmer, Judy's parents, Pete and Ada Heinecke, and his son-in-law, Dennis Noll.

A private burial service will be held with immediate family only due to the Covid-19 restrictions. A memorial service will be held later when conditions permit.


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