Friday, March 27th, 2009
Vernita Scheer, 89, formerly of Lock Two, died at 8:47 p.m. March 19, 2009, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Center, where she had been a resident since August 2003.
She was born in Lock Two on Aug. 25, 1919, to Cornelius and Celia Neuman Heinfeld. On May 10, 1940, she married Roger "Bud" Scheer, who died Nov. 26, 2006.
Surviving are a son Stanley and daughter-in-law Jane, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of North Carolina.
Deceased is a brother, Warren Heinfeld.
She was a 1937 graduate of New Bremen High School. She worked at the former Seiberling Rubber Company, New Bremen, and later at the Kroger grocery store during World War II before becoming a full-time homemaker. In later years she worked at Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen. She was a member of St. Peters United Church of Christ, New Bremen, where she sang in the choir, served on various boards and taught Sunday school.
Graveside service is 10:30 a.m. April 23, 2009, at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen, followed by a gathering of family and friends at St. Peter's Church in New Bremen.
Contributions can be made to hospice or Otterbein-St. Marys.
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen is in charge of the arrangements.