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Donald James Scharrer

August 16, 1936 — May 27, 2024

Elkhart

Donald James Scharrer, 87, of Elkhart, IN., passed away on Monday, May 27, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family. Don was born on August 16, 1936 to Frederick and Florence Scharrer in Elkhart, IN. He married Carol Scharrer, who preceded him in death on November 10, 1993. Don married Sue Ann Flora on September 7, 1995 in Juneau, AK.

Don graduated from Elkhart High School, class of 1954. He was the owner and president of Don’s Printing, INC. He enjoyed spending time with his family during the summer at their family cottage in Bristol. He always stayed busy putzing around the cottage, clearing trees and burning fires. He was an avid tennis player. He enjoyed flying his private plane and going sailing. Most of all Don loved to spend time with his family and friends.

Don is survived by his wife Sue Ann Scharrer of Elkhart, IN., his children Cynthia (Eric) Diamond of South Bend, IN., Michele (Chris) Habic of Cassopolis, MI., William R. (Kris) Flora of Bristol, IN., and Jeffrey Lynn (Tracy) Flora of Maryland; daughter-in-law Wendi Scharrer of Bristol, IN., 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his parents Frederick Scharrer and Florence Culp, and his son Steven J. Scharrer.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Friday May 31, 2024 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514. Funeral services will be at 11 am on Saturday June 1, 2024 at the funeral home where visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart, IN. Memorial donation may be made in memory of Don to Goshen Health Foundation-Home Care &  Hospice, 1147 Professional Drive, Goshen, IN 46526 www.goshenhealth.com or Cancer Resources for Elkhart County, 23971 US -33, Elkhart, IN 46517 www.elkhartcancer.org or to donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to Don’s family at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com

Donations:

Goshen Home Care and Hospice
1147 Professional Drive, Goshen IN 46526
Web: http://www.goshenhealth.org

Cancer Resources for Elkhart County
23971 US 33 East, Elkhart IN 46517
Web: http://www.elkhartcancer.org

Donor's Choice

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Visitation

Saturday, June 1, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home

1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home

1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

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Interment following funeral service

Saturday, June 1, 2024

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