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Doris Lorraine Scherff

July 27, 1928 March 30, 2013
Doris Lorraine Scherff
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Obituary for Doris Lorraine Scherff

Worthington, MN

     Doris Scherff, 84, of Worthington, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Crossroads Care Center in Worthington.
     Doris Lorraine Lutner was born on July 27, 1928 in Worthington, MN.  Her parents were Charles and Bessie Hamilton Lutner.  She lived on a farm with her parents NW of Reading and attended school there.  In 1943 she and her mother moved to Worthington where she worked for several years at Campbell Soup Company.  Doris married Earl Scherff on June 14, 1947.  He preceded her in death on December 13, 1991.
     Doris lived her entire live in Worthington with the exception of two years in Denison, IA and two years in Slayton, MN.  Doris was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for over 60 years.  She served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Circle Chairman.  Doris worked at Sather’s in Round Lake and 25 years for the Worthington Daily Globe.  After her retirement she put in many hours of volunteering with the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Crossroads Care Center and the Manna Food Pantry.  Doris’ entire life was spent providing unconditional love and care to her family, community and church.
     Doris is survived by four daughters: Carol Scherff of Worthington, MN, Donna Bastman and husband, Adam of Worthington, MN; Joan Phillips and husband, Reuben of Renner, SD; and Janet Meyeraan and husband, Randy of Worthington MN; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Jane Lutner of Worthington, and forty nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, all of her siblings, including four brothers, Chester, Dale, Don, and Kenneth Lutner and three sisters, Helen Heidebrink, Ruby Rutzen, and infant sister Jean Elizabeth.
     Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Gordon J. Orde officiating.  Burial of her cremains will be in the Worthington Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.


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