Clara Louise Scherer, 89, of Hoagland, died at 7:25 a.m. Saturday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne, with her family by her side.
She was born on January 21, 1921, in Fort Wayne to Paul Wadsworth and Louise Bolman Wonderly.
She married Ray Scherer on August 2, 1947, in Trinity English Lutheran Church at Fort Wayne; he is deceased.
She was employed at Gardner's Drive-In at Fort Wayne and by General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne as a production worker and met her future husband while working at GE. After her employment at GE, she was a fulltime homemaker and a babysitter, as needed.
She was known for being "young at heart."
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock), where she was involved with and was a charter member of the Ladies' Evening Guild and also participated in the Seniors' Program. She was a longtime Sunday School teacher and an active member of the Flatrock church until her health declined and limited her participation.
She was also a member of the Hoagland-Area Advancement Association and was a former member and president of the Madison Cheerful Workers Home Economics Club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bob (Carol) Stannard of Monroeville; two nephews, John Wonderly (and wife Gail) of Fort Wayne and Richard Wonderly (and wife Julie) of Pioneer, Ohio; two nieces, Suzanne Wonderly of Lancaster, Ohio, and Mrs. Joe (Mary Lou) Thomas of Fort Wayne; and the many members of the Scherer family.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul Wonderly, Richard Wonderly, and Ora "Orie" Wonderly; three sister, Hazel Franke, Florence Koehler-Smiley, and Madeline Leininger; and two nephews, Paul Wonderly Jr. and William "Bill" Franke.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 2010, at St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock), 12912 Franke Rd., rural Monroeville, with Pastor Douglas Christian officiating.
Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery.
Visiting hours are 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and 1-2 p.m. Thursday in St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock).
Preferred memorials are to St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock), to the "Worship for Shut-Ins" program, or to the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements were by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.