A Sacred Moment


(Bill) William B. Scherr

March 11, 1947 - December 12, 2017

Bill Scherr went home to be with the Lord on December 12th after several years of declining health.  He was born to Clara and Alex Scherr in Fergus Falls, MN March 11, 1947 and moved to Yakima, WA in 1949.  Bill attended St. Joseph Grade School and Marquette High School.  He was called by the Lord to study for the Catholic priesthood and attended the Franciscan Friars TOR Highland Hill Preparatory Seminary in Hollidaysburg, PA for four years, but had to leave due to health issues.  After a short return to Yakima, he moved to Seattle and worked at Boeing until 1971.  He earned his BA in Social Work from UW while employed full time at Harborview Hospital.

Bill’s career included Human Resources Director with Timberland Regional Library system, Southland Corp., and Shepherd Ambulance, and UW Advisory Staff Coordinator.

He was generous with his time with family and friends.  In the past Bill volunteered with Filipino Youth Activities, St. Edwards Parish as a Eucharistic Minister and on their Parish Council, and on the Seattle Archdiocesan Pastoral Council.  Bill’s kindness, sense of humor, laughter, and smile will linger in our memories.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Donna Clayton.  He is survived by his beloved companion of 33 years, Michael (Vo) Phu; his brother, John Scherr, wife Sandra, in Yakima; sisters Brigitta Barlow, husband Floyd (Len), in Spokane; Christine Weber, husband Jim, in Brier, WA, and Catherine Littlefield in Shasta Lake, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.



A memorial Mass will be Wednesday December 27th at 10:30 am at:

St. Luke Parish
322 N 175th Street
Shoreline, WA 98133

See the map below.

Remember me smiling

 and singing a song.

Remember the good times

 from when I was strong.


My leaving was graced 

by my  loved ones’ squeeze.

Now my body’s at peace 

and my soul is at ease.


God pulled me away

with a gentle embrace.

May you also find comfort

 in God’s loving grace.


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