Frederick Scherle IV

  • Born: January 15, 1973
  • Died: November 18, 2020
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

On Wednesday November 18th, 2020, Freddie Scherle, loving father, son, and brother passed away at the age of 47.

Freddie was born on January 15th, 1973 in Minneapolis. He attended Ankeny High School, the Air Force Academy, and Graduated from Iowa State University. He was a standout athlete from a young age and went on to a successful career in commercial banking. He raised three children, Gabby (23), Nick (19), and Emily (13).

Freddie had a big passion for sports that he passed onto his children. He enjoyed countless weekends watching them compete and always had his video camera out to capture the moments on the field. His loved ones will miss his shameless Dad humor, love for Star Wars, and random knowledge of fun facts. He was that Dad always saying "Hey Google" into his phone with an oversized grin. He is loved and missed by all.

Fred is survived by his children, Gabby Scherle, Nick Scherle, and Emily Scherle; parents, Fred Scherle III and Nancy Scherle; sister, Nicole (Scott) Scheidel; niece and nephew, Frankie and Henry; Jenny Scherle; step-son, Dylan; Dorian; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Rev. Fred Scherle; and grandmother, Edna Scherle.

We will be holding a short service followed by a celebration of life at 3:00 PM CT on Monday, November 23rd at Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny: 520 NW 36th St, Ankeny, IA 50023.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will go directly to the Scherle Children's Fund:

The service will be live-streamed at 3:00 pm CDT.
To view the live stream on Facebook, Monday, November 23, 2020:
1. Follow this link to the Memorial Services of Iowa page or copy/paste the address into your internet browser:
2. 'Like' the page. (by doing this you will be able to see on your newsfeed when the livestream starts).
3. On Monday at 3:00 p.m. CDT go to the Memorial Services of Iowa facebook page to view


Condolence & Memory Journal

Freddy you will always be one of my best friends! The times we spent together and the things we learned will never be forgotten! Riding motorcycles, putting lift kits on our 4 x 4‘s, and just hanging out! Rest in peace my friend!


Posted by Brian Rumelhart - Friend   November 27, 2020

Freddie was a joy to coach and an awesome friend to Eric and Loni

Posted by Linda Burton-Morris - Gilroy, CA - Teacher   November 24, 2020

I am very sorry to learn of Fred's passing~ Such a friendly person~ May he rest in loving peace ~ My sympathy and prayers to all his family and friends now and all the days ahead ~

Posted by Roxane Fontana - ANKENY, IA - Friend   November 24, 2020

Nancy, Fred and family:

Our sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. We watched the service online and it was lovely. We will keep you in our thoughts. Take care. Kathy & Lamont

Posted by Kathy & Lamont Hamre - clive, IA - Friend   November 23, 2020

I am truly saddened to hear about Fred's passing. My thoughts and prayers to all of Fred's family and friends during this difficult time. Fred you will be missed by all.

Posted by Shane Greenleaf - Urbandale, IA - Coworker   November 23, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Fred was so proud of his kids and loved you very much! He will be missed by many. Rest in peace, my friend.

Posted by Jodi Corcoran - Van Meter, IA - Friend   November 23, 2020

Shocking and very sad. Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Scherle family. RIP Freddie

Posted by Chad Ballard - Pleasant Hill, IA - Friend   November 23, 2020

I feel lucky and blessed to have be able to have had the few encounters with Fred that I have... I always found him to be a calm reasonable, and thoughtful person, willing to share what he had learned throughout his life. My deepest condolences to his family as they deal most directly with this loss. I pray that God will help you all find peace.

Posted by Tom Brasier - Polk City, IA - Friend   November 23, 2020

I'm so sorry to learn of your passing. We spent many years in high school together. You will be greatly missed by all. Class of 1991 Ankeny High School

Posted by Jen Witt - Austin, TX - Classmate   November 22, 2020

I remember Freddie from when he and Jeremy were friends in school. It was a pleasant surprise to run into him on some business at CSB many years later. Later yet, I enjoyed his facebook postings, showing his love for his family. My condolences to your entire family Fred and Nancy. Don

Posted by Don Wunsch - Friend   November 22, 2020

Condolences to the Scherle Family. Freddie had a special place in our hearts. We did not get to see Freddie as an adult too often but when we did his face lit up as he told us about his children....he was very proud.
One memory I have was when Freddie and Craig were young. We took The boys to the Iowa State Fair. We bought the boys a root beer and went in to watch the tractor pull. The grandstand was about half full then I noticed the section the boys sat in had cleared out and there they sat alone...sort of. Alone with a swarm of bees that they were hand feeding their root beer. Bees on their fingers and hands and they were talking to them and studying them like they were pets. A memory I have held onto for about 35 + years.
Pat Boelling Saffell

Posted by Patsy Saffell - Mercer, MO - Friend   November 22, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Uncle Fred and Aunt Edna will be waiting with open arms.

Posted by Mary Nelson - Santa Maria, CA - Family   November 21, 2020

Freddy had an infectious smile and a kind heart. I was blessed to know him. Mother Teresa once said, "It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving." Freddy gave of himself in many ways. He always looked to please, wanted others to be happy and enjoyed putting smiles on everyone's faces. My thoughts and prayers are with his children and all of his family...may he rest in peace and all those that loved him find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Posted by Rachel Naber - Des Moines, IA - Friend   November 21, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Freddie's passing. He was such a lovely guy. He will be missed by many. In our thoughts

Posted by Andie and Chase Boelling - Saint Charles, IA - Friend   November 21, 2020

I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, especially Freddie's children.

Posted by Kari Fisch - Riverside, IL - Friend   November 21, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the entire Scherle family. Fred and Nikki spent a lot of time with Jeff & Kim at our house during their high school years. Needless to
say, I have many wonderful memories of both!

Posted by Denny Warren - Ankeny, IA - Friend   November 21, 2020

I am so sorry! We are praying for the family during this difficult time.

Posted by Parnell & Sandy Fuhrer - Santa Maria,, CA - Family   November 21, 2020

Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Deann Baty - Des Moines, IA - Family Friend   November 21, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers to get you through this difficult time.

Posted by Damon Miller - Ankeny, IA - Friend   November 21, 2020

I met Freddie when he had just started swimming with the Des Moines Aquatics Club, always had a smile on his face, worked hard in the water, and a friend to all.

Posted by Kevin Meacham - West Des Moines, IA - Friend   November 20, 2020

Prayers to you and your family in this unfortunate time of sorrow.

Posted by Jeff Sawhill - Friend   November 20, 2020

Prayers to the entire family in this unfortunate time of sorrow.

Posted by Jeff Sawhill - Friend   November 20, 2020