Dave Scherer passed away November 6th, 2022 at HarborView Medical Center after a tragic
accident in his hometown of Centralia, WA.
Dave was born in Chehalis, WA 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 and have 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 for 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 US 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 Haberman, Jenna Watt, Riley Scherer, Mia Fitzgerald, and Harvey
Moon. As well as 8 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 November 17th from 1:00-4:00 pm at Newell-Hoerling’s Mortuary.
A celebration of life will be held November 19th at 2:00 pm at Cedar Hill Acres - 21903 Zenkner
Valley Rd SW Centralia, WA 98531 and all are welcome to attend.