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Calvin "Cal" Scherling

August 4, 1928 ~ March 8, 2020 (age 91)

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Calvin Gene Scherling, 91, West Fargo, ND, died on March 8, 2020, in his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Calvin, known as Cal, was born on August 4, 1928, in Crosby, MN, to David and Doris (McCarthy) Scherling.  He grew up and graduated high school in Little Falls, MN.  He then attended St. Cloud State University earning a degree in business.   Calvin served his country during the Korean War and was discharged from the Army with the rank of Sargent First Class.

Calvin married Ida Stromquist on October 18, 1958 in Little Falls, MN.  They made their home in Bismarck, ND, Minot, ND, and settled in West Fargo in 1966.  Cal worked as an insurance adjuster for State Farm Insurance for 32 years.

He is survived by his wife Ida; three children and 4 grandchildren: Ron (Tammy) Scherling, Farmington, MN, and their children Laura Scherling & Amanda Scherling (fiancé Padraic Getchell); Brenda Scherling, West Fargo; Wendy (Paul) Bernardy, Larimore, ND, and their children Rylee Bernardy and Morgan Bernardy; his brother Wayne (Kay) Scherling, Little Falls, MN; his sister Judy (Sam) Henning, Nixa, MO; and nieces & nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th St S, Fargo, ND 58103, or Bethel Church, 2702 30th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103

Memorial Service:  7 pm Tuesday, March 17, 2020, with Visitation 6 – 7 pm, all in West Funeral Home, West Fargo

Interment: Fargo National Cemetery, Harwood, ND

Military Honors:   ND National Guard and United Patriotic Bodies of Fargo, Moorhead, & West Fargo

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Funeral Service

 Cal's Service Folder


March 17, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Memorial Service
March 17, 2020

7:00 PM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Interment following funeral service

Fargo National Cemetery
8709 40th Ave. North, County Road 20
Harwood, ND 58042

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