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Henry Nelson Scherer, Jr.

Henry (Hank) Nelson Scherer, Jr., 86, of Orange City, Florida, quietly passed away on June 17, 2021.

Henry was born on October 20, 1934 in Fond Du Luc, Wisconsin to Arthur and Anna (Nelson) Scherer. Henry was the youngest of 10 children and following his graduation from high school entered the US Air Force and served as a low-level reconnaissance pilot of the F-101 (Voodoo) aircraft. Henry served in the US Air Force for over 10-years and was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain. Following his time in the Air Force he piloted DC-10’s, Boeing 737’s, 757’s, and 767’s for Western and Delta Airlines retiring from Delta in 1994. Henry previously resided in Thousand Oaks, California prior to moving to Deltona, Florida in 2018 and to Orange City, Florida in 2020.

Henry was the beloved husband of Mildred Harriet (Thompson) Scherer and the proud and loving father to Lynda Carr (Kevin) of Deltona, FL., Roger Scherer (Karla), of Murrieta, CA., and Anna Razo, of Camarillo, CA. Henry was also the grandfather of 7 grandchildren: Amber Gonzales (Eddie), Cameron Carr, Clara Razo, Roger Scherer Jr., Jared Razo, Hannah Carr, and Lauren Carr. Henry was also a great-grandfather to Elliot and Aiden Gonzales.

A public memorial service at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery will be planned at a later date.