Marjory Jane Scharf
Marjory Jane Scharf, 85, of Lomira, was welcomed to heaven by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, after residing at Hope Health & Rehabilitation Center in Lomira.
She was born on February 3, 1935, the daughter of Irving and Verna (Johnson) Muentner.
The family lived and farmed—first in the Town of Lomira, and later in the Town of Byron, where they settled for many years.
Marjory graduated from Lomira High School in 1952. She attended North Central College in Naperville, IL, then graduated from Dodge County Teachers College in Mayville in 1954. She taught school for four years in Eden and Byron.
During her last year of teaching, she married John Carl Scharf on January 18, 1958, after he had returned from serving in the United States Army in Alaska.
The couple began farming in the Town of Lomira, where they lived for more than 50 years.
Marjory was an extremely dedicated housewife, mother and grandmother, and loved to give music lessons. In fact, Marjory’s lifelong passion was clearly glorifying her Lord by playing the piano and organ. She began playing the organ for church services and weddings at 12 years of age at Ebenezer Church in the Town of Lomira. After marriage, Marjory continued to play the organ, first for many years at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brownsville, and then for roughly 20 years at Calvary Bible Church in Fond du Lac—where she practiced incessantly and played at nearly every service. She had passed up several opportunities to play professionally during her life, choosing instead to dedicate her time to her family and the congregations that she served.
Marjory was known for her cooking and for hosting many family gatherings. She loved to care for family and friends—and found particular joy through the years in sharing her kindness with the family’s many dogs and cats. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and yardwork, and, to the surprise of many, became an enthusiastic sports fan in her later years.
Those Marjory leaves behind to cherish her memory include two sons, Steven (Dawn) Scharf of Brownsville and Paul (Lynnette) Scharf of Columbus; four grandchildren, Kristin (Matt) Mose of Eldorado, Joshua (Jennifer) Scharf of Brownsville, Charis Scharf of Manitowoc and Bethany (Tim) Anderson of Menomonee Falls; two great-grandchildren, Autumn and Noelle Scharf of Brownsville; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Muentner of Lomira; 15 nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Marjory was preceded in death by her husband, John; a young son, John Carl Scharf Jr.; brothers, Walter Muentner and Irving Muentner Jr.; brother and sister-in-law, John and Elaine Muentner; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leonard and Mary Scharf; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edward and Margaret Ungemach.
A private memorial service for Marjory was held on Monday, Dec. 21. Pastor Ken Kramer officiated and burial took place at Ebenezer Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Bible Church at 70 E. Pioneer Rd., Fond du Lac, WI 54935; or to Hope Health & Rehabilitation Center at 438 Ashford, Ave., Lomira, WI 53048, for their activities van fund—in light of the extraordinary care they provided Marjory.
The Myrhum-Patten-Kietzer-Miller Funeral Home in Lomira was entrusted with Marjory’s arrangements. Additional information may be found at www. myrhum-patten.com.
Marjory’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Hope Health & Rehabilitation Center in Lomira for their care during Marjory’s final days.