Carl R. Scherbarth

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Carl R.

  • Visitation
    • Monday, Nov. 7, from 11-1pm at Heritage Funeral Homes (9200 S. 27th St. Oak Creek)
  • Funeral Service
    • Monday, Nov. 7, 1pm at Heritage Funeral Homes (9200 S. 27th St. Oak Creek)


Carl Richard Scherbarth, 73, life long resident of Oak Creek, WI passed away peacefully surrounded by his closest family  members on Friday, October 28, 2022.  He was the loving husband of Diane for 52 years.  Together, they enjoyed countless beach vacations and shared many memories at their lake home in northern WI with friends and family.  Carl was a devoted father to daughters, Christine Economy (Christopher, son-in-law) and Michelle Meinholz (Greg, son-in-law).  He was the middle brother survived by Clyde Lester Scherbarth and Craig Scherbarth.

He was happy being around his granddaughters Dana, Danielle, and Monet Meinholz and will be greatly missed.

Carl enjoyed his pool leagues throughout the years, classic cars, and always kept busy with projects outdoors and around the home.  He loved his long pontoon rides on the Pike Lake Chain followed by playing cards with the family at the end of the day.

Husband, father, friend, and neighbor, Carl will be profoundly missed.  Anyone that truly knew him surely has a few grand memories.

Thank you to all that loved this man!

A visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 7, from 11-1pm at Heritage Funeral Homes – Oak Creek with a funeral service to start at 1pm. Interment to follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.

In Honor of Carl and Diane’s recent adoption of their rescue dog, “Cleo”, in lieu of flowers, if you should choose, please donate to the Hoovers Hause Rescue Center in North Prairie to help other unfortunate animals find their “Furever Homes”. Click Here to Donate

Anyone interested in joining us at the Hideaway (9643 S. 76th St. Franklin, WI 53132) for a late lunch/early dinner is more than welcome starting at 3:30-4:00 pm.


  1. Cathy Orlando November 1, 2022 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Scherbarth family. I was a classmate and friend of Carl’s. Though many decade’s have passed the fond memories remain. May your happy memories help you through this time of sorrow.
    Cathy Orlando

  2. Zaida Diaz Alicea November 2, 2022 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    My condolences Michelle to you n your family.. you all have wonderful memories of your dad, husband
    grandfather and son in law. RIP . Sending hug’s to everyone.

  3. Joseph Pollnow November 3, 2022 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Carl was my neighbor as I grew up on Drexel ave.
    He was an honest, hard working man that put his family first and had plenty left over for family and friends.
    He was a mentor of goodness and set plenty of great standards for us to live by growing up.
    Love you Scherbarth family

  4. Tom Schmidt November 3, 2022 at 9:33 am - Reply

    My buddy Carl, we sure had some good times during our HS days and after. Shooting pool at my parents house and then to Grady’s bar afterward. All the car shows we attended and get togethers at your home on Drexel Ave. I remember us racing our cars your Lark beat my 55 Chevy, we laughed a lot together. I will miss you a lot. Your buddy, Tom

  5. Kathie Obermann (Ronkowski) November 3, 2022 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Like many other classmates I will never forget Carl . Such great times with a close knit group! Recent reunions offered a reconnection and I’m so glad we were able to share that! My heartfelt sympathy to Diane, children, family, neighbors, friends. I hope he shared some of those crazy Tom Schmidt and other high school fun stories with you!

  6. Laurie Harff November 3, 2022 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Dearest Diane,
    We are heartbroken for you and the girls and so sorry Carl lost his fight with cancer. We can’t be there to celebrate his life with you but we’ll be there in spirit. Love and hugs my sweet friend💕💕💕
    Xoxo Laurie and Kurt

  7. JOHN HAEN November 7, 2022 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Carl was the best mentor I ever had. I spent almost 10 years working beside him. He was always there when I really needed him and always had excellent advice. You will truly be missed.

  8. Gregg Graycarek November 7, 2022 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Sherby – You were a great friend to Me, Jon Pyzyk, Tom Schmidt, Bill Mierow and of course Fred Schumacher during the OCHS days.
    I had the privilege to spend time with Carl and Diane after High School until careers put us in different parts of the world
    Sherby was the kind of guy you could call if you didn’t see him for years and it would be like we spoke yesterday and would drop what he was doing to help.
    Thanks for the smiles Carl and rest in peace you fought a valiant fight.

  9. Kris (Erdman) Abrahamson November 7, 2022 at 11:16 am - Reply

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your husband, Karl. Your pain and sorrow are shared by all knew and loved him. Karl was a childhood friend of my brother Doug and I (Kris) Erdman . Our families went to Oak Creek Community Church. Karl’s Mother Catherine was my 4-H leader and choir director, she had a special way of making me feel loved. She was a woman of strength and goodness. .Our families vacationed to gather each summer at Cole’s Point in Park Falls WI. I have so many good memories with Karl’s family. May you find comfort in knowing so many care. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

  10. Jim Schultz November 7, 2022 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    To Diane and Family. My deepest Sympathy to you. I have many great memories of Carl when we worked together at MBR. From sales meetings at Case/Tomahawk to the SS Norway Cruise in 1982. Rest in peace old friend.

  11. Michelle Meinholz November 9, 2022 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Thank you all for your kind words about my dad. It makes me feel so comforted to see how far his friend/family and past career network has stretched for condolences and recognition
    . I called his cell phone tonight just to hear his voice, and I wonder when the day will come that the first thing that I think when my eyes open in the morning will not be , “dad’s gone”.
    He always had a strong business mentality, and I admire how he was such a “go-getter”, just like my grandfather, Lester, and grandmother, Cathryne. “Do the things until it’s completed, and don’t be half – as$ed about it either. ”
    It was great to hear people at his service speak about their own experiences with the my dad.
    Again, thank you all that loved this man! He could be tough at times, for sure, but he’s also the type of man that is difficult to get over. I’m understanding that now for sure.
    I told him before he passed that he’d always be our best man. I mean it. There is a long road of recovery awaiting, We are walking towards something, even if we are feeling weakened, we are strong enough to put one foot in front of the other and begin again. I’m not sure who I am at this moment without him…. but I’ve been told that I will be ok, and I know that’s true.
    Tomorrow, begin again, but I won’t ever stop thinking about the love and life I had with my dad and our “original four” (Carl, Diane, Chrissy and Michelle – me)
    See ya later, dad. Love you so ridiculously much.
    Shell xox

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