Date of death: 7/8/2023
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1958
Fr. Herman F. Scherger, 91, of Cloverdale, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at his residence. He was born January 2, 1932, in Liberty Township, Tiffin, Ohio to the late Herman Anthony and Louise Mary (Smith) Scherger. On May 31, 1958, he was ordained into the priesthood by Bishop Rehring in Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, for the Diocese of Toledo.
Fr. Scherger is survived by several nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
He is preceded in death by seven siblings: Bernard (Anna Margaret) Scherger, Carl (Germaine) Scherger, Cyril (Hilda) Scherger, Gerald (Imelda) Scherger, Zita (Ernest) Hohman, Mary Louise (Victor) Huss, and Germain (Burl) Perry.
Fr. Scherger grew up in his home parish, St. Andrews, Liberty. After his ordination, he began his faithful journey on June 21, 1958, at St. Joseph Parish, Galion where he served as the associate pastor for a year. He then went to St. Teresa, Toledo until 1960 and St. Agnes, Toledo until 1966. From there he went to St. Mary Parish, Antwerp; St. Mary of the Snows Parish, Mansfield; St. Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish, Norwalk; Immaculate Conception Parish, Cecil; St. Mary Parish, (Junction), Defiance; St. John the Baptist, Continental; St. Barbara Parish, Cloverdale; Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, New Bavaria; St. John the Baptist Parish, Payne; and St. Joseph Parish, Paulding. He retired July 2, 2007, after 49 years, while he was serving as associate pastor for Saint Joseph Parish, Paulding.