Freddie Emil Scheerer
June 7, 1945 – May 29, 2018
Preceded in death by wife, Susan E. (Estey) Scheerer; daughters, Mary Scheerer and Kristina; sister, Ruth Broadbent. Survived by daughters, Kerri Sheldon (Robert Rocha) and Natalie Junk (Mark Kohlepp); brothers, John Scheerer (Cheri) and David Scheerer (Margene); nieces and nephews; and friends at Immanuel.
VISITATION begins on Monday, June 4th at 9:30am at St. James Catholic Church, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors. Memorials are suggested to St. James Catholic Church.
Freddie E. Scheerer was born in Lincoln, Nebraska to Emil and Martha (Boehler) Scheerer. Freddie’s family moved to Omaha’s Benson neighborhood when he was 12. He attended Benson High, graduating in 1963.
After high school, Freddie served his country in the Army. He joined in 1964, did a tour in Vietnam from 1966 through 1967, and served in the Reserves until his discharge in 1970.
Freddie’s classmates (Doug, Ron, Bob, and Carol along with their spouses) have been lifelong friends. They were even responsible for introducing him to the woman who became the love of his life. He married Susan on June 4, 1971.
Freddie and Susan moved into a home built by the construction company for whom Freddie worked. They had three pregnancies that resulted in the deaths of two daughters, Mary and Kristina, and the birth of their daughter, Kerri. They also enjoyed the adoption of their daughter, Natalie.
Freddie worked for OPPD and became a systems operator. He collected toy tractors, mostly John Deere, and numerous other toy vehicles. He loved to fix up his house, take care of the yard, and go on simple trips or vacations. Freddie doted on his girls. He cared for Susan during all of her medical trials, doing it with love, compassion, dignity, and never a complaint.
The best part of Freddie is his legacy of generosity. He contributed to many formal charities, especially those that supported veterans or diabetes and cancer research. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served on the Stewardship Committee at St. James. Most recently, he was part of the candle ministry and a Perpetual Adorer. He gave regularly to the food pantry collections and volunteered and worked for Immanuel Hospital.
Freddie was so caring and welcoming. It didn’t matter if you were a co-worker, boss, friend, family member, or a stranger, Freddie treated you with kindness, fairness, a quick wit, and a smile.