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James Scherping
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SCHERPING, James C. “Jim” – of Birch Run, age 87, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the James E. Cartwright Care Center in Saginaw. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Friday, May 4, 2018, at the O’Guinn Family Funeral Home in Birch Run. Cremation to follow. Pastor Scott Kroener officiating. Military honors will be conducted under the direction of VFW Post #1452. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Friday from 11 AM until the time of service at 1 PM. As an expression of condolences memorial contributions can be sent to First Presperterian Church of Taymouth.

Jim was born April 7, 1931, In Saginaw, Michigan to the late Clarence and Gretchen (Zehnder) Scherping. Jim married Nancy Ross on August 18, 1989, in Saginaw, Michigan. A graduate of Arthur Hill Trade School he served his country in the United States Navy from 1951 until 1954. Jim sailed on the U.S.S. Newport News CA -148 and was always very proud of the time he served on that ship. Mr. Scherping worked for Saginaw Steering Gear for 32 years as an inspector, retiring in 1981. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Taymouth for many years.

Surviving is his wife Nancy; Jim's children: Bernie Costello, Michael Scherping, David Scherping, Barbara Collison; many grandchildren, and Nancy’s 5 adult children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; sisters: Carolyn Thayer, Joan Howard, Pat Diehl, Gretchen Howard and Mary Bauer. He was preceded in death by his brother, Clarence (Kenny) Scherping. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.oguinnfh.com.

O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes
Birch Run Chapel
(989) 624-9342


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Friday

4

May

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes - Birch Run Chapel

8116 Main Street, PO Box 183
Birch Run, MI 48415

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Friday

4

May

1:00 PM
O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes - Birch Run Chapel

8116 Main Street, PO Box 183
Birch Run, MI 48415

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