In Loving Memory of Dave Scherer: 1942-2022  


Dave Scherer passed away Nov. 6, 2022, at HarborView Medical Center after a tragic accident in his hometown of Centralia, Washington.  

Dave was born in Chehalis, Washington, on May 27, 1942. He spent his childhood at his family farm at the end of Lincoln Creek where he would later take over the farm and married his first wife in 1963, Vicki (Weiks) Angwood, who had his first two children, Joy and Jeff. Then in 1972, he and his father were announced Lewis County Dairy Family of the Year. Fast forward to 1993, Dave met the love of his life, Patricia, and had his last two children, Emily and Jesse. 

Dave’s love language was cooking and entertaining his friends and family. He enjoyed building and doing projects throughout the community, watching the Seahawks, traveling, buying unnecessary things at auctions just because it made a good story, and going for jeep rides with his dog Stubby.  

Dave was a man of many talents with a wide variety of successful careers over the years. He was a farmer, baker, butcher, builder, alfalfa truck driver, log truck driver, and much more. He was also a lifetime member of the Afifi Shriners Masonry brotherhood, Lincoln Creek Grange member, volunteer firefighter, school board member, Rochester High School graduate, Centralia Lions member, member of the U.S. Army, and grange supply board of directors. 

Dave is preceded in death by his father Laurence “Bubba” Scherer, mother Mary Jo Hamilton, sister Bonnie Goodwin, and stillborn baby brother.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Scherer; children Joy and Barry Hoffman, Jeff and Deanne Scherer, Emily and Bryan Moon, and Jesse and Colby Fitzgerald; his 7 grandchildren Bryan Watt, Jakob Scherer, Jordan (Eric) Haberman, Jenna Watt, Riley (Kendra) Scherer, Mia Fitzgerald and Harvey Moon; as well as eight great-grandchildren Leighton Watt, Lucas Watt, Scarlett Scherer, Ripken Haberman, Buckley Scherer, Kallen Haberman, Barrett Scherer and Lyle Watt.  In place of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to any Security State Bank branch for the Dave Scherer Memorial Scholarship.  

A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2022, at Newell-Hoerling’s Mortuary. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2022, at Cedar Hill Acres, 21903 Zenkner Valley Road SW, Centralia, Washington, 98531. All are welcome to attend.  Cheers.