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Alphonse Scherlin, son of Mr. Scherlin and Augusta Johnson. He was born April 28, 1894 in Waterloo, Douglas, NE.  He died Oct 1977 in Polk County IA. Buried Highland Memory Gardens, Des Moines, Polk, IA. (Find A Grave Memorial# 84340327)

After his father's death, Augusta married Frank Petterson Tishendorf. Augusta died in 1899, and Frank remarried in 1900, to Anna Nordquist. Frank and Anna raised him and his surviving half-brother, Elmer.

At about 16 years of age, he went to live with Frank's half-brother, Gustav Lindgren, where he worked on the farm.

At age 23, when he registered for the WW I draft, he was working as farm labor for James Price of rural Bloomfield, Knox, NE.  His draft card describes him as medium in build & height, with blue eyes and brown hair.  The draft card is dated 5 June 1917.  I suspect that his employer was actually James Bryce, who later became his father-in-law.

At age 34, he married Jennie Lind Bryce  (b: 01 Dec. 1892 in Garfield Co., NE, d: 15 Aug 1964 in De Moines,Polk, IA, buried in Highland Memory Gardens, Des Moines, Polk, IA.  Find A Grave Memorial# 150209498) daughter of James A. Bryce and Etta H. Masters. Alphonse and Jennie are listed as living with the James Bryce family in the 1930 US Census for Herrick Township, Knox County, NE.  They had 2 children at the time of the 1940 US Census, and were living at that time in Safe Township, Polk County, IA.

    1.  Wilma A. Scherlin was born 19 Oct 1926 at Bloomfield, Knox, NE, and died 6 Apr 2006 in Wayland, Henry, IA.  Buried in Highland Memorial Gardens, Des Moines, Polk, IA.  (Find A Grave Memorial# 150212120)

     2.  Lloyd  W. Scherlin, born 09 Apr 1930 at Bloomfield, Knox, NE, died 14 Oct 2010 in Kimberling City, Stone, MO.  buried in Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Springfield, Springfield, Greene, MO. (Find A Grave Memorial # 60712380)Lloyd served as a corporal in the Korean War. 

He married 1) in 1957 to Marlys  A. Mally.  Lloyd and Marlys had 3 children:

            1.  Linda Scherlin.  She married Mr. Miller.  2 children:

                           1.  Adam Miller

                           2.  Carissa Miller

            2.  John Scherlin  married Jenifer.  3 children:

                           1.  Samantha Scherlin

                           2.  Michael Scherlin

                           3.  Trevor Scherlin

            3.  Lori Scherlin married Mr. McDonald.  2 children:

                            1.  Mary McDonald

                            2.  Claire McDonald
 

Lloyd then married 2)  in 1997 to Sandy Salzkorn.

Obituary - Lloyd W. Scherlin

Lloyd W. Scherlin, Kimberling City, MO, passed away October 14, 2010, in his home, at the age of 80.

Lloyd was born April 9, 1930 on the family farm near Bloomfield, Nebraska. At the age of 4 his family moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where he began school at Central of Omaha. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Des Moines, Iowa where Lloyd graduated from North High School in 1948. After graduation he worked general construction and farming jobs until being drafted into the United States Army in 1951. Lloyd served in an artillery unit in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1953. In 1957 he married Marlys Mally and to this union three children were born. Lloyd received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University in 1959. After graduation he was employed by the Iowa Department of Transportation from 1959-1964. He then served as O'Brien County Engineer in Primghar, Iowa for 30 years, retiring in 1995. During those years he also owned and operated Scherlin Land Surveying and performed property surveys throughout Northwest Iowa. In 1997 he married Sandy Salzkorn. After relocating to Missouri, he worked for Herschend Family Entertainment from 2003-2009.

Lloyd loved the outdoors - surveying, piloting his airplane, playing golf, boating, bicycling, snowmobiling and hiking. He enjoyed meeting people, loved to work in his yard and he loved his pets.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Alphonse and Jennie Bryce Scherlin and his sister, Wilma.

Survivors include: his wife, Sandy of Kimberling City; daughter, Linda Miller of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; son, John Scherlin and wife, Jenifer of Casper, Wyoming; daughter, Lori McDonald of Jamestown, California; step-daughter, Brooke Fiddelke and husband, Aaron of Primghar, Iowa; step-son, Heath Salzkorn of Glendale, Arizona; 11 grandchildren, Adam Miller, Carissa Miller, Samantha Scherlin, Michael Scherlin, Trevor Scherlin, David Duarte, John Duarte, Mary McDonald, Claire McDonald, Mikayla Fiddelke and Trevor Fiddelke and many, many friends.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 18, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City, Missouri with Ralph White officiating. Inurnment was at 1:00 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.

Alphonse is described on his WW1 draft card ( 5 June 1916) as medium in height & build, with blue eyes & brown hair.  He was living in Knox Co., NE, working as a farm hand for James Price.


In 1930, he had been married 4 years, and was living with his father-in-law, James Bryce,  in Knox Co., NE. He stayed in Knox Co., NE with his family until at least 1935.

By the 1940 US Census, he had moved his family to Polk Co., IA, where he drove a bakery delivery truck.