Marvin R. “Red” Scherz, of Clyde, died at his home Friday, Dec. 26, 2008.
Red was born in Sandusky to Martin and Helen (Taylor) Scherz. He graduated from Townsend High School in 1945. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a Sea-Bee, attached to the Marine Corps during WW II.
Red had various employment prior to his retirement. He was a Clyde police officer; North Star Drug Enforcement Officer; school teacher at Vanguard and Sentinel; Klein Steel, where he was a welder; millwright at Whirlpool Corp.; and he was the first salesman in Ohio for Progressive Insurance. He also had many interests. He was a member of Clyde Christian Church; Clyde MOOSE Lodge; Monticello Lodge 244 F&AM, a 32 Mason; a member of the Grotto in Sandusky; Clyde Eagles; American Trap Shooters; Four County Conservation Club; Ducks Unlimited; Pheasants Forever; and the NRA.
Survivors include two daughters, Laurie (Anthony) LaPorta of Clyde and Denise (Martin) Valdez of Edinburgh, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Lindsay, Chelsey, Alexis, A.J. LaPorta, Martina, Michael and John Valdez.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly (Gerold) Scherz, whom he married July 1, 1950 and who died March 27, 2004; and his twin brother, Melvin Scherz.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde, where the funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Ed Carlson officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery, Veteran’s Section, with military honors provided by Clyde VFW and American Legion.
Memorials may be made to Clyde Christian Church or to Mooseheart Village.
Condolences may be shared at auxterfuneralhomescom.