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“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,...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Brian Rumelhart - Friend

“Freddie was a joy to coach and an awesome friend to Eric and Loni ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Burton-Morris - Gilroy, CA

“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...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Roxane Fontana - ANKENY, IA

“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...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy & Lamont Hamre - clive, IA

“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...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Shane Greenleaf - Urbandale, IA

“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. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Jodi Corcoran - Van Meter, IA

“Shocking and very sad. Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Scherle family. RIP Freddie ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Chad Ballard - Pleasant Hill, IA

“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...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Tom Brasier - Polk City, IA

“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...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Jen Witt - Austin, TX - Classmate

“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...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Don Wunsch - Friend

“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...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Patsy Saffell - Mercer, MO

“So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Uncle Fred and Aunt Edna will be waiting with open arms. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Nelson - Santa Maria, CA

“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...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Rachel Naber - Des Moines, IA

“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 ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Andie and Chase Boelling - IA

“I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, especially Freddie's children. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Kari Fisch - Riverside, IL

“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....Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Denny Warren - Ankeny, IA

“I am so sorry! We are praying for the family during this difficult time. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Parnell & Sandy Fuhrer - CA

“Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Deann Baty - Des Moines, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers to get you through this difficult time. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Damon Miller - Ankeny, IA

“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...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Kevin Meacham - West Des Moines, IA

“Prayers to you and your family in this unfortunate time of sorrow. ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Jeff Sawhill - Friend

“Prayers to the entire family in this unfortunate time of sorrow. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Jeff Sawhill - Friend


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: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/241426/fred-scherle-memorial-fund-for-children

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: https://www.facebook.com/Memorial-Services-of-Iowa-1634608780157244/
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