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Joan Elaine (Luther) Scherer

August 10, 1937 — December 20, 2020

Joan Elaine Scherer, 83, of La Porte, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Northwest Health - La Porte.

Joan was born in La Porte, IN, on August 10, 1937 to Bernard and Dolores (Diedrich) Luther.

On January 23, 1954 in La Porte, IN, she married Ronald Scherer who survives.  Also surviving are her 3 sons, Terry (Renee) Scherer, Greg M. Scherer. and Jeff Scherer, all of La Porte; 6 grandchildren, Noelle Anderson, Brittany, Andrew, Nicole, Kathryn and Curtis Scherer; 3 great-grandchildren, Daven, Tatum, and Willow Anderson; brother, Dale (Margo) Luther of Hilton Head, South Carolina; sister, Susan (Randy) Nowicki of Fish Lake; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Curtis Scherer; brother, Lauren Luther; and grandson, David Matthew Scherer.

Joan started her nursing career as a nurse at La Porte Hospital.  She then managed the office as a nurse for Dr. Alfred Seritella for 20 years.  Joan was a very active member of St. John's Lutheran Church where she assisted in their Thrift Shop.  She was also a member of Theta Ki Sorority.  When her sons were young, she was a Cub Scouts Den Mother.  Joan loved family gatherings, especially during the holidays.  Over the span of 50 years, she and her family took multiple Walt Disney World vacations and enjoyed breakfast with her favorite character, Goofy.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Schaeffer officiating.

A time of visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Due to the recent Governor's Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing of six-feet.  Also, we are limited to 50 people in the building at any given time.  We kindly ask for your patience as we oversee these mandated guidelines.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Riley's Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or St. John's Lutheran Church, 111 Kingsbury Avenue, La Porte, IN  46350.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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Celebration of Life Memorial Service

Monday, December 28, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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