James H. Scherf, 68

James H. Scherf of Washington Avenue in Cedarburg, passed away peacefully at Horizon Hospice on April 5, 2012, at the young age of 68. Jim was born in Port Washington on Oct. 7, 1943, the son of the late Frederick and Arline (nee Koehler) Lubner.

Jim was a Cedarburg High School graduate, class of 1961, and then attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Jim served his country from 1967 to 1969 in the United States Army and was a member of the Cedarburg Peter Wollner American Legion Post 288. Jim worked at Doerr Electric in shipping/receiving for 23 years and then was a production supervisor for 21 years at Karak Corp. in Cedarburg.

Jim loved baseball. He played for the Cedarburg Mercs Land O Lakes baseball team; was a Little League coach for many years; umpired for over 30 years for WIAA, girls high school leagues, softball leagues and the Land O Lakes league.

Jim is survived by his fiancee of 22 years, Patricia A. Buhrow; children, Kristen Scherf and Daniel Scherf, both of Arizona; stepdaughter Christina (Dave) Balister of Port Washington and Marybeth Buhrow of Grafton; grandchildren, Korbin Scherf, Kailey Scherf and Alex Balister; sister, Donna Hertzberg of Hawaii; stepfather, Alfred "Buddy" Lubner of Cedarburg; stepbrother, Thomas

(Kathy) Lubner of Grafton; and stepsister Kathy (Troy Stuart) Lubner of Waubeka.

A special thank you to my stepdaughters, Christina and Marybeth, who helped me so much during my time of illness. I would have never made it through all my treatments without you.

A memorial service will be held at Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg on Sunday, April 15, at 4 p.m. Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to First Immanuel Lutheran Church are appreciated.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.muellerfuneralhome.com.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.