Lou Scherz

Posted Online: Feb. 05, 2013, 6:19 pm
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Lou Scherz, 75, of Davenport, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at his home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Cremation follows services. Private burial is at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
He was born Feb. 11, 1937, in Davenport, to Louis and Helen Scherz. He married Carole Burke July 17, 1975.
Surviving are his wife; sons, Greg Williams, Bettendorf, Mitch Williams, Davenport; three grandchildren; sisters, Susan Scherz, Sally Dorris, Davenport.


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