Kenny Scherer

Kenny Scherer, of Prior Lake, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018, at the age of 62. Visitation is Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (4565 Pleasant St. SE) in Prior Lake. Mass of Christian Burial is Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM with visitation one-hour prior at St. Michael Catholic Church (16400 Duluth Avenue SE) in Prior Lake.  Kenny will be laid to rest at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

 On November 25, 1955, Eugene & Grace Scherer welcomed their son, Kenneth John Scherer.  He was the fifth of six children and enjoyed growing up on the family farm with his siblings Bob, Jerry, Willie, Ray and Susie.  It was on the farm that Kenny was injured as a boy doing some of his chores, but he never let this get in his way.

 When Kenny was just 12, his father died suddenly.  This was a very hard time for Kenny, but he always felt close to his father when in nature.  Eugene had passed on his love for hunting and fishing to his son, and one day Kenny would pass that same love onto his children.

 Kenny finished high school in 1974 and began working.  Throughout his life, Kenny held many jobs.  He worked on the garbage truck, for the school district, and in bars, bakeries and in catering.  Kenny spent nearly 20 years in the maintenance department at McGlynn which later became Pillsbury and General Mills.  He eventually had to stop working in the mid 90’s due to a work injury.

 On November 21, 1980 Kenny married Deb Byers.  Their marriage was blessed with three wonderful children, Matt, Amber and Nick.  As a family they enjoyed spending time outdoors.  Kenny taught his kids to hunt and fish.  Kenny himself was an accomplished hunter and has several records in State and National Record Books.  He was most proud of the Cinnamon Bear he shot while visiting the north shore.  When Kenny wasn’t hunting, he was probably fishing.  He especially loved fishing at dark near the creek he grew up on.  As an outdoor enthusiast, Kenny frequently attended Ducks Unlimited, MN Deer Hunters, MN Deer Classic and other events put on by local hunting groups.  He even entered spearing competitions.

 Kenny had a knack for turning whatever he was hunting into a delicious meal.  He followed in his mom’s footsteps, and eventually perfected many of her recipes (potato salad, stuffing, sour kraut hotdish and fudge).  Kenny also created some of his own special dishes, including turtle soup.  Kenny’s love of cooking always kept him close to his mom.  He became her caretaker in the last years of her life.  This was special time that Kenny cherished with his mom.

 Family was always very important to Kenny.  He loved being a dad and grandpa.  When he and Deb went their separate ways, they both remained devoted parents.  Kenny’s two grandchildren were the light of his life, and he always made sure to have special treats ready for them when they’d visit.

Kenny loved people.  He could make easy connections with anyone, and could sit around, shooting the breeze for hours.  He was a gifted storyteller and loved having an audience.  He enjoyed spending time at the VFW, playing pull tabs, scratch offs, cross words and word finds.  He loved his dogs, flowers and bamboo plants.  Kenny enjoyed the simple things in life and was happiest barefoot and in cut-offs.

 Over the years, Kenny had many health issues, but he always seemed to bounce back from them.  In September, he was diagnosed with lung cancer.  Susie and Ray became his caretakers and provided wonderful care to Kenny this past year.

 Kenny will be deeply missed and remembered always by his loving children, Mathew (Paige), Amber, Nick “Charms” and their mother, Deb; grandchildren, Morgan & Mason; siblings, Jerry (Rose), Willie (Donna), Ray, Susie McNeal; nephews, Jeremey and Jeff; 4-legged companion, Louie; other loving relatives and friends.  Kenny was greeted in Heaven by his parents, Eugene & Grace; brother, Bob; nephew, Scott; brother-in-law, Jim E. McNeal.


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  1. Am so very sorry, Susie and Ray and to your family…please let us know if there is anything you need!! Ann and King

  2. So sorry to hear. You are all in my prayers

  3. I am up here visiting for a couple of weeks. I am so sorry to here about Kenny.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. My condolences to all of Kenny’s extended family.

  5. Susie and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Ray and Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. Tim just lost a brother last week, so I know how tough it is. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  8. Sue and Ray, I’m so sorry for your loss

  9. So sorry for your loss Sue,Ray,Willie,& Jerry . It’s a big loss for me also . Many good memories with Kenny , he was one of my best friends ! RIP Kenny & Bob .

  10. Deepest condolence, Sue. Prayers.

  11. Sue Ray and Willie, Kenny was like a brother to me, I will miss him greatly. I wish more kids could grow up in the way that we did.

  12. Condolences for your loss you guys..I will forever hear “hey grumpy”

  13. I am so sorry for your loss! I will always remember Kenny’s smiling face! Lots of good memories from those crazy Sunset Beach days of our youth. Love to you Sue and Raymond! You are in our thoughts and prayers! Brother Terry and I are going to try and be there for the funeral.

  14. Sus,Ray and the family. I am so sorry to hear about Kenny. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Stay strong.

  15. Dar & Rich Davidson

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  16. So sorry for your loss. Many memories of Kenny from our time as kids at Sunset Beach. Praying for your family.

  17. My heart aches for your loss. Through all these years I considered him one of my closest friends even living so far away.
    We shared so many laughs . When we talked on the phone it always like it was just yesterday, and he kept me up on everyone and how they were doing.
    And like Jay said he was more like a brother. Only good memories .

  18. Sue, Ray and family. So sorry to hear about Kenny. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  19. So sorry to hear about your family’s loss. May God place his healing hands upon all your hearts and help ease your pain.

  20. Melanie (Johnson) Rabenort

    So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. I’ve known Kenny since 1972, through the Sunset Beach gang, high school, and then became a relative via my marriage to his cousin. He then became my youngest daughter’s godfather. Kenny was a character with a larger than life personality. Great joke teller! That laugh of his! He had a nickname for many of his good friends. He was kind and generous with those he loved. I am blessed to have known him. He will be missed. Fond memories. God bless his family and I pray for their comfort during this difficult time.

  21. So sorry to hear about Kenny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  22. Prayers & thought are with the family. Condolences to all of Kenny’s family from Jerry & Barb.

  23. Thoughts and prayers to all of Kenny’s family. Condolences from Jerry & Barb K.

  24. Deb, Matt, Amber, Nick and family. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep all of you in my prayers, God Bless,

  25. My heart is heavy for you Raymond , Sue, Deb and children. Fred was my best friend. I miss him dearly.
    I will stop by his site in October when I visit my Mom in the nursing home. Please pass on to Deb my contact information.
    Love Donnie Hill 720-417-5536

  26. Matt, Paige, Amber and Nick. We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
    Sending love and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

  27. God Made us, Then He Take Us.
    Never Gives us What We Can’t handle.
    Ray and Sue, Be Strong, but let it go.
    You are in Arlenes and My Prayers.
    Jim Kalton

  28. Katie Ferrier LaMere

    Am so sorry to hear of “Uncle Kenny’s” passing. He was a good friend to my father and I remember his stories and jokes and that great laugh of his. He was a special man. My condolences to the all family and friends.

  29. Doug & Carole Payne

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you and your family

  30. ¬I want to express my sincere s¬¬¬ympathy for the loss of your loved one and share the hope promised in the Bible.
    Jesus promised that “those in the memorial tombs will…come out.” (John 5:28, 29)
    In harmony with God’s original purpose, those resurrected as humans will have the opportunity to live on a paradise earth. (Luke 23:43)This promised future includes perfect health and everlasting life for obedient humans.
    The Bible says: “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.” (Psalms 37:29)

  31. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all family and friends. May all families look forward to a time in the near future when death will be no more and all sickness will be done away with. Isaiah 25:8 and 33:24. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

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