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David Joseph Scherer, 67, passed from this life May 31, 2013. He was born in St. Paul, Minn., May 10, 1946, the oldest of five children, to Donald and Hilda Scherer. Retiring from Bell Telephone Company after 32 years, David moved from the Texas Galveston Bay Area to Pagosa Springs in March 2004, with his Texas wife and son.
David loved nature and enjoyed nine years of hiking and hunting in the Weminuche. After publishing his book in 2005, “The Legend of Standing Bear,” (a 20-year project), he continued writing and began his own landscape business, Legacy Tree & Land. He loved working on his tractor and making clients happy. Along with landscaping and a subdivision partnership, David asked the Lord for inventions and carried one idea with all his might — GhostEye, a fluorescent trail marker. He always took his dreams to the max, but his greatest pursuit was getting to know his heavenly Father. David loved studying the Word daily and sharing it with his Bible study group and friends. His stories of God’s absolute goodness and grace brought personal joy and growth to many of us. His humor, love and encouragement inspired his son Laith’s, and wife Minda’s dreams.
David is survived by his wife of 28 years, Minda Duitscher Scherer, their son, Laith Scherer (Fort. Collins, Colo.), and his children, David Scherer, Jr. (White Bear Lake, Minn.), Daniel Scherer (Austin, Texas), Michael Scherer (St. Croix Falls, Wisc.), and Rebecca Soland Keller (Grand Marais, Minn.) and nine grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.
A memorial service will be held July 2, 2013, 6 p.m. at Restoration Fellowship, on Village Drive, in Pagosa Springs. Fellowship dinner to follow.