Jan. 1, 1940 - Oct. 20, 2019
Jerome (“Jerry,” “Jugger”) Emil Scherwinski, age 79, of Butternut, went to meet his Savior under the guidance of Pastor Deitz, surrounded by his family and comforting care provider on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at his home. He was born on Jan. 1, 1940 in Agenda, the son of Emil and Clara (Hamann) Scherwinski. After graduating from the Butternut High School, Jerry entered the United States Navy and served from 1957 until 1960. On March 3, 1962 he married Melvina Nelson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Glidden. He worked for a time at St. Croix Fishing Rod Company before working for the Flambeau Paper Mill in the finishing room for 35 years. He was a member and an active leader in St.Paul’s Lutheran Church and served as a past Sergeant At Arms with the Butternut American Legion Post 272. Jerry enjoyed spending time creating memories and sharing countless activities with his loving family.
He is survived by his wife, Vina of Butternut; four children: Shari (Jim) Brennan of Neenah, Greg (Lisa) Scherwinski of Butternut, Cindi (Randy) Zoesch of Park Falls, and Cathi (Shawn) Tyynismaa of Chippewa Falls; 11 grandchildren: James (Christine), Terrence (Aubrey), Nick (Nicole), Bryan (MaKayla), Alexander (Melissa), Nikki (Chad), Andy (Katy), Kelsi (Alex), Seth, Mallori, and Jene; 10 great-grandchildren: Rebekah, Marcus, Cadence, Reid, Braelyn, Henry, Grayson, Leo, Estella, and Quinn; four brothers: Howard (Judie) Scherwinski of Butternut, Dennis (Mary) Scherwinski of Jackson, Glen (Joyce) Scherwinski of Butternut, and Rod (Marilyn) Scherwinski of Butternut; his lifelong friend, Bob Hamann of Butternut; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law Eugene and Barbara Scherwinski, and his mother and father-in-law Melvin and Josephine Nelson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Butternut. Rev. John A. Deitz will officiate.
Burial will follow at Butternut Union Cemetery with military honors under the auspices of the Butternut American Legion Post.
A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Oc. 25 at the church and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Butternut or Flambeau Home Health & Hospice would be greatly appreciated.
The Novitzke Funeral Home is assisting the family.