James L. Scherer August 5, 2010 Amboy James Lawrence Scherer, age 81 of Amboy, passed away on August 5, 2010, at Immanuel St Joseph’s Mayo Hospital in Mankato, Minnesota, after a courageous battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Amboy with Pastor Mike Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Amboy. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 8, 2010 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago and continuing one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. www.spencerowen.com James was born on September 15, 1928, to Lawrence E and Etta L Tank Scherer on their farm southwest of Amboy. He was baptized at home on the family farm. He attended Toe Hill (the “Hemingway”) Country School through the 8th grade and graduated from Amboy High School in 1947 thereafter. After graduating from high school, he commenced farming with his dad and his uncle George Scherer. He spent his entire life on the farm, seldom going more than a day’s journey away with the exception of several family trips as well as vacations to Alaska, New York City, and Arizona to visit his children and relatives. On August 21, 1954, he was united in marriage to DuAnn Leone Boesch at the First Presbyterian Church of Amboy by the Reverend Dale Cunningham. Through the years, they were rarely apart from each other, and in addition to loving each other, were truly best friends. Jim and DuAnn have three sons: Bron James, Perry Wayne and Darin Lee. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by taking a trip to Las Vegas with their sons and their families. James was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Amboy where he served as an Elder on the Property and Finance Committee and as a Deacon. He spent many hours making repairs and helping to keep the church property in good condition and took his responsibilities as a Deacon very seriously, talking to many fellow church members in need over the years. He was always interested in helping his friends and neighbors when needed, and his family was a great joy to him. He raised his sons by example to be respectful to others and instilled in them a work ethic that helped them to become successful and responsible citizens. He had an avid interest in politics because he loved this country, was elected to be a delegate to various political conventions and was not afraid to express his opinions. In early years he loved to go duck hunting with his friend and neighbor, Vince Maine. There are many interesting tales from their hunting adventures. He also loved to build model airplanes and was known to be able to build and/or fix just about anything. He had retired from active farming but continued to help his nephew, Rod Boesch, in the planting and harvest seasons. He enjoyed visiting, helping and taking an interest in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives. Jim is survived by his wife DuAnn of 56 years, his three sons : Bron James (wife Geniene) of Northfield, Perry Wayne (wife Mahtab) of Florida, and Darin Lee of Rochester, Minnesota, ten grandchildren and his sister, Verla Scherer Boesch (husband Billy) of Amboy, MN. He was preceded in death by his father and mother.