Bernice F. Scharf, 90

Bernice F. Scharf, 90, of Fond du Lac, and a resident of the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home for the past 2 years, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, with her daughter Sharon at her side.

She was born July 18, 1920, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Joseph and Ella Perry Balthazor. On Oct. 23, 1943, she married Raymond F. Scharf at St. Louis Parsonage and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1993. Bernice lived in Dodge County until moving to Taycheedah in 1981. She was a member of Holy Family Parish. Bernice volunteered for the Red Cross, helping at blood drives, and was very active in school activities with her children. Bernice was very athletic, playing on the Fond du Lac Women’s Basketball Team in her youth. While living in Theresa she played softball with teammates half her age. She was also a bowling fanatic, she was on leagues at Parkway and Ledgeview Lanes from 1980 until 2008. Bernice enjoyed traveling, golfing and going to dances with her husband.

Survivors include one son, Dan (Mary) Scharf, Alamogordo, N.M.; two daughters, Sharon (Paul) Boegel of Kewaskum and Barbara VanPelt of Las Cruces, N.M.; grandchildren, Jodi (James) Ryan, Tari (Peter) Phillips, Brent (Stacey) Boegel, Blake Boegel, Danielle Zills, Jeremy Zills and Amanda Zills; four great-grandchildren, Rylan, Brianna, Jessica and Isaac; nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Gary; one brother, Raymond; and one sister, Lorraine.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. There will be no formal funeral service. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery, Theresa.

Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at

Special thanks to the staff of the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home and Hospice Hope for their gentle care and compassion given to our mother.