Vincent Samuel Scharpf

Vincent Samuel Scharpf, 69, of Mesa Ariz. passed away Aug. 20, 2007 in Washington State following an unexpected illness.

Born July 13, 1938 in Rubicon, he worked on the familyís dairy farm until he graduated high school and joined the U.S. Air Force.

He traveled all over the world and was stationed in Germany, France, England, Vietnam, Korea and Greenland during his 20-year service with until his retirement. After the military, he went to work for Microchip as an engineer.

He is survived by the mother of his children, Virginia; their five children, James, Brian, Diane (Candace), Eric (Meghan) and Steven; six grandchildren, Samantha, Paula, Corey, Kyle, Caden and Mason; his brother, Ken in Rubicon; his sister, Carol in Appleton; and his dog, Molly.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church. Family will receive relatives and friends at Church on Saturday from 10-11 a.m.

Interment will be in Old St. Johnís Cemetery on St. Johnís Road in the town of Herman.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The American Heart Association would be appreciated.

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home in Hartford is serving the family.