Calvin H. "Cal" Scherger

Calvin H. "Cal" Scherger, 79, of West Bend, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, March 18, 2008.

He was born Aug. 6, 1928 in Hartford and raised in the Hartford area.

Calvin enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945 and served for seven years, including during the Korean Conflict.

After the service, Calvin returned to Hartford and became employed at Wisconsin Electric Co. for over 40 years.

On Aug. 18, 1956, Calvin married Donna M. Doll at St. Killian Church in Hartford and began their family, living in Menomonee Falls and later West Bend.

He loved fishing, playing sports in high school, snowmobiling and boating.

Cal would never say no to helping others and was the man who could fix anything.

His favorite pastime was spending time with his family and listening to his grandchildren’s laughter. Cal loved his dog, Tiny.

Calvin is survived by his wife, Donna; son, Greg (Kathy) of Richfield; daughters, Karen (Wes) MacFarlane of West Bend and Lori (Michael) Chapel of West Bend; son, Jeff (Nicole) of Allenton; and son, Randy (Nicole) of Theresa.

He is further survived by his grandchildren, Angela (Chad) Elliott, Amanda Martz, Kaitlyn and Gregory Scherger, Shannon (fiancee Jeff McDowell) and Meghan MacFarlane, Jacob, Benjamin and Matthew Chapel and Stella Scherger; great granddaughters, Kortni and Alexa Elliott; his aunt, Leona Erdman; a brother-in-law, Hubert Doll; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 22, at the Phillip Funeral Home, West Bend.

Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Cremation is at Paradise Cremation Services, West Bend.

Inurnment will be at Washington County Memorial Park Cemetery in West Bend.

Memorials to Kathy Hospice or the humane society are appreciated.