FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – Vernell Ahrens Scherer, 76, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2009 in the Windcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fredericksburg, Texas.

She is survived by her husband, Lester Scherer of Marble Falls, Texas; one daughter, Brenda (Wayne) Orchard of Kingsville, Texas; two sons, Stephen (Donna) Scherer of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Kevin (Kimberly) Scherer of Fredericksburg; one brother, Charles (Mary Jane) Ahrens of Buffalo, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Marble Falls, Texas, with the Rev. David Henry officiating.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

Arrangements entrusted to Schaetter Funeral Home of Fredericksburg.