THREE OAKS — DENNIS E. SCHEER of Three Oaks, MI, and Bonita Springs, FL, was born unto this earth on October 12, 1934 in Chicago, IL, to Elmer Walter and Vida Rose (Krasovac) Scheer and entered into eternity January 8, 2021.
The family will be remembering him privately. Memorials can be made to Shriners Children Hospital or the River Valley Senior Center. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.
He graduated from Three Oaks High School in 1952 and began studies at Western Michigan University which were interrupted as a result of his enlistment into the U.S. Army reserves and subsequent call up for active duty. In 1958 at the conclusion of his active duty obligation he was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant and re-enrolled at WMU graduating in June 1959 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Denny was married at the Three Oaks United Methodist Church, Three Oaks, Michigan, on August 17, 1957, to Joan Wolfe. They have two children, Denise Scheer-Aumack (Michael) of Kalamazoo, MI, and Darrin T. Scheer of Stevensville, MI. Denny loved and enjoyed his granddaughters — Alexis Glee Aumack, Phoebe Renee Aumack, Kalamazoo and Isabella Mei Scheer of Stevensville.
His career in the field of Human Resources covered ten years with Clark Equipment Company, five years with Benton Harbor Engineering and twenty-two years with Weldun International where he retired on January 1, 1997.
He also served as Chikaming Township Supervisor for fourteen years, having first been elected in 1978 and completing four terms before retiring from political life in 1992.
He was a Past Master of Three Oaks Lodge No. 239 F. & A.M., past president of the Southwestern Michigan Personnel Roundtable, past chairman of Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Customer Advisory Council for Southwestern Michigan, former Board Member with Lakeland Credit Union and served on several advisory councils with area high schools and Lake Michigan College and a member of the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan.
Denny enjoyed the company of his family, especially grandchildren and their activities. He also enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, fishing, and his hobby of being a “weekend” farmer. He was a gentle man and always a gentleman. He attended the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, FL, where he and his wife wintered for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer W. Scheer, Vida R. Scheer, a sister Patricia Pfauth and an infant grandson, Chandler D. Aumack. A sister, Clarann (Jack) DeTomasi survives.
Arrangements entrusted to Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Boyd Chapel. 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman.