Dorothy L. Scherer

March 30, 1922August 31, 2021

Mrs. Dorothy Lenzen Scherer, age 99, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Richard D. Scherer and her son Richard D. Scherer II.

Dorothy grew up on her family’s farm in Carver, MN. She worked as a nurse before leaving to enlist in the Army Air Corps during World War II where she rose to the rank of sergeant even while having limited use of one arm due to contracting polio as a child.

Richard Scherer, an Army Air Corps corporal, proposed to Dorothy on the night they met. Richard Scherer and Dorothy Scherer were married within weeks of that proposal and would remain married for nearly 67 years until Richard’s passing in 2013.

After being discharged, the pair enrolled at Oklahoma State University where Dorothy earned her Bachelor of Science in Education. Upon graduation, Dorothy and Richard moved to Wichita, KS to establish their life together.

Dorothy had a heart of service that led her to organizing a class for special needs children and adults at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and leading them for many years as their teacher. Dorothy also volunteered with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and received the Lamb Award from the Boy Scouts of America for her service.

Dorothy is survived by her children Diane Bodenhamer (David), Linda Oliver (Don), Jim Scherer (Teresa Stafford-Scherer); Grandchildren and great grandchildren Heather Oliver, Aaron Scherer, Joshua Scherer, Jessica Scherer, Rick Bodenhamer (Julie), sons Logan and Jordan. Don Oliver, Jr (Barbra) son Garrett. Christine Oliver son Cameron. Darren Oliver (Katie), children Patrick, Parker, Kennedy, Paige. Brian Oliver (Amy) children Jonathan, Emily. Jennifer Oliver Lewis (Jeff) daughters Sarah and Samantha.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to South Wind Home, 496 Yucca Lane, Pratt, KS 67124


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Dorothy L. Scherer

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Harry Simpson

September 5, 2021

Rest Dorothy, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII.