John H. “Jack” Scherer, age 90 of Buffalo City, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2019 at St. Anne of Winona. He was born on February 2, 1929 in Winona, MN the son of Herbert and Rosella “Rosie” (Bichels) Scherer. Jack graduated from Cotter High School and was a graduate of Winona State University. Jack was united in marriage to Geraldine “Gerry” Kukowski on October 7, 1950 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Winona. Jack was a police chief with Winona for many years.
Jack was an avid fisherman and enjoyed their move to the cottage. Jack and Gerry built their retirement home in 1986 in Buffalo City. After Jack’s retirement, he and Gerry continued their love of fishing, travel tours and visits to the casinos.
Jack is survived by his son, Timmy (Kikko) Scherer; grandson, James J. Scherer; granddaughter, Maya (Nick) Lang; great-grandson, Elwood; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gerry; son, Tommy J. Scherer and daughter, Terry J. Scherer.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Talbot Family Funeral Home, Alma Chapel at 6:00 pm with a visitation to begin at 4:00 pm. Private burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Winona at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, member donations may be made in Jack’s name to St. Jude and the Basilica of Saint Stanislaus Kostka in Winona.
Jack wanted to thank the staff of the Winona Health ICU and also the wonderful staff at St. Anne’s for caring for him in his final days.