Katherine B. Scharffe was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday April 27, 2013 at the Bay Co. Medical Care Facility surrounded by her family age 96 years. She was born December 19, 1916 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Herman and Irene (Brunner) Stoyke. Katherine married Dr. Beryl T. Scharffe September 26, 1937. He predeceased her in October of 1970. She was a member of FremontAve.UnitedMethodistChurch. She enjoyed playing in two bridge clubs until the age of 90 and was an avid board game player. Katherine’s real love was making her family always the priority in her life and especially during the Christmas season.
Surviving are four children; Dr. Thomas Scharffe, SueAnn (Fritz) Bublitz, LouAnn (Dennis) Schumacher, Douglas Scharffe, a son in-law; Duane Nickless and daughter in-law; Diane Scharffe. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one great great granddaughter and sister; Virginia Tennant. She was predeceased by a daughter; Sandra Nickless, one sister, Irene Diehl and two brother’s in-law; Wayne Diehl and William Tennant.
The family would like to thank Bay Co. Medical Care Facility for all the emotional and physical loving care from the staff for “Grandma”.
Funeral Service will take place Saturday May 4, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. from FremontAve.UnitedMethodistChurch. Pastor Sue Platt will officiate with private burial in FloralGardensCemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 2:30 p.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Bay Co. Medical Care Facility or FremontAve.UnitedMethodistChurch.