Obituary Listings

Jay J. Scherer
There are condolences waiting approval on Jay's Tribute wall
Obituary for Jay J. Scherer

Jay J. Scherer was born on April 7, 1932 in Chicago to Frank and Mamie (nee Welter) Scherer. He died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Arlington Heights, IL.

Jay served in the United States Army and worked as a salesman for IBM in Chicago for over 30 years. He was a founding member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Glenview. Jay was a dedicated YMCA handball player and an avid golfer. He is now at peace having seen the Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series. Jay loved to spend time with his family and was loved by all.

Jay is survived by his children, Patti (Jamie) Kozlowski, Tom (Beth) Scherer, Peggy (Ross) Diederich, Kevin (Michelle) Scherer, and Jim (Kathy) Scherer; grandchildren, Brian, Bill, and Brett Kozlowski, Mary Therese, Jack, Anne, and Mark Scherer, Mike (Shannon), Sean, and Andrew Diederich, Katie and Chris Scherer; great-grandchildren, Nolan and Blake Diederich.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Nancy Ruth Scherer (nee Klatt), as well as, second wife, Mary Pat Scherer (nee Ziegler); his parents; son, John Scherer; granddaughter, Rachel Scherer; brothers, Richard and Jerry Scherer.

Visitation Monday, May 1, 2017 from 9:00am until the 10:00am Funeral Mass at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview, IL 60025. Interment at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the American Parkinson Disease Assn., 2050 Pfingsten Rd. Suite 127, Glenview, IL 60025 or JourneyCare Foundation, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025-7635. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at or (847) 253-0168.

Previous Events





9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church

3535 Thornwood Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church

3535 Thornwood Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026

Cemetery Details


All Saints Cemetery

700 N. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Memorial Contribution

American Parkinson Disease Association

1800 N. Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

JourneyCare Foundation

2050 Claire Ct
Glenview, IL 60025

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.