Doris E. Scherger, 96, of Fostoria, passed away at 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at Independence House, Fostoria.
She was born Feb. 28, 1918, in Waterville, to Leroy and Mary (Crone) Shultz. She married Ralph Ludwig and they divorced. She then married Charles J. Scherger July 19, 1947, at High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria, and he died June 1, 2009.
Surviving are three children, Marvin (Rose) Ludwig, Charles A. (Teresa) Scherger and Jeff (Renee) Scherger, all of Fostoria; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Maryann Fry of Fostoria and Lorna Clem of Tiffin.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Bob Ludwig; daughter, Ellen M. Scherger; grandson, Rob Ludwig; five sisters, Jean Kenyon, Winifred Fuller, Helen Shultz, Glennis Shultz and Marie Baumbarger; and six brothers, James R., John J., Albert D., Wilber L., Leroy and George Shultz.
Doris had been a nurse's aide at Fostoria City Hospital. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and a former member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, Liberty. She was an active member and attended the Nursing Nightingale monthly meetings. She enjoyed collecting antique dolls and was a member of the Sandusky River Doll Club. She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and her special dog, Penny.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, and 10-11 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew Chapel, Liberty.
Her Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew Chapel, Liberty, of LSS Patrick and Andrew Catholic Church, Bascom, with Fr. Tim Kummerer presiding. Burial will follow at St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery, Bascom.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) or American Cancer Society.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.