Harry "Stub" Scharmer, 83, died Nov. 3, 2010 at Marywood Center while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Service.
Harry was born in Wausau on Feb. 4, 1927 to Arnold and Minerva Scharmer. He grew up on Wausau's southeast side. Harry played hockey for the Wausau Vets teams of the mid 1940's and worked at his parents grocery businesses in downtown Wausau (Fair Deal Grocery and later Central Grocery). He met Margaret Brandt and they were married in Red Wing MN on Jan. 7, 1952. They had 4 children.
Harry was in the wholesale sporting goods business from the mid 1950's to the 1970. In 1970, he began Harry W. Scharmer Real Estate Appraisal Company and also, along with Margaret, ran several investment real estate properties. Harry ran his appraisal company until his retirement in 1992. Harry was a principled businessman who always thought of ethics and professionalism in all his business dealings. Upon retiring Harry and Margaret concentrated on their antiques business. Harry was a lifelong Packer and Chicago Blackhawk fan and also was interested in Red Wing Stoneware. He and Margaret attended the Red Wing Stoneware convention in MN every July from the early 1980's – early 2000's. Harry enjoyed good conversation with family, friends and business associates and possessed a wonderful sense of humor. He always took great pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. Harry also took loving care of his wife Margaret.
Harry is survived by his wife Margaret, Wausau, 4 children, Richard (Jan) Scharmer of Merrill, Laura (Chris) Petterson, of Wausau, Peggy (Greg) Weaver, Eau Claire and Robert Scharmer of Wausau; Harry had 4 grandchildren, Laney, Calley, Sam, Lily; and 1 great-grandchild, Ally.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Monday Nov. 8, 2010 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Wausau. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. A private burial will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery following the service.
Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements.
We will continue to meet Harry many times but these meetings will be in our memories only. We will often smile and take great comfort in those thoughts as we continue our journey ahead. The small details of our daily lives that we would share with him are now only ours to be concerned with. May he rest without worry and forever in peace. We love you.
The family would like to thank the Doctors, and ER, ICU, PCU Nursing and Support staff at St Clare's Hospital for the attention and encouragement they provided our family. We thank Dr. Chong Lee not only for his immense surgical skill but just as importantly his understanding and communication.