Mike Scherr


Mike Scherr, 52, of Bismarck, ND passed away at his home of natural causes on Friday, January 5th, 2023.

Mike was born August 6th, 1970, to George and Lois Scherr in Bismarck, ND. After graduating high school from Bismarck Century in 1989, he went on to study Business at Moorhead State. He began selling insurance for Aflac, which he enjoyed establishing long lasting relationships with his customers.

Mike loved to travel in those early years going on many cruises and spending time on the beaches of Mexico with his family and a friend. During the summers, you could find him on his beloved boat on the river parked at a sandbar or at his condo’s pool enjoying life.

Mike was the Funcle before it was a word. Only being ten to fifteen years older than his nieces and nephews, he loved taking them to the zoo and amusement park in his flashy cars, buying them all the candy and letting them drive his remote-control toys. This all continued on with his great nieces and nephews. He will always be remembered as the uncle with the wallet on fire to them.

He loved to cook and was always coming up with concoctions in the kitchen. He used this passion to fuel his small business of Mike’s Pickle Emporium, which kept him very busy fulfilling his large orders from devoted customers of his famous pickled everything. His picked eggs and watermelon were unforgettable.

Mike didn’t meet someone he couldn’t have a conversation with. He had many, many friends at some of his favorite places including The Pier, the Drink, the Broken Oar and Hawktree.  He loved a good joke and was always reciting movie quotes. He enjoyed making others laugh, even if at his own expense. You could catch him doing a magic trick or card trick to entertain others to make them smile.

Mike had a very special relationship with his mother, Lois “Babe” Scherr.  In recent years, he was her caregiver and best friend with entertainment daily from long car and boat rides to eating at their favorite restaurants to cooking together and watching the Vikings. He was her pride and joy.

He was the youngest of 6 children. He is survived by his mother, Lois Scherr, 2 sisters, Tammy (Kent) Neustel, Gail (Dave) Heil, and 3 brothers, Greg (Pam) Scherr, Brian (Tami) Scherr and Steve Scherr. He leaves behind his 12 nieces and nephews: Brandon Neustel, Kylie (Aaron) Waldo, Amber (Iff) Gambetta, Dave Heil, Jayme (Alison) Scherr, Casey (Lexi) Scherr, Holly (Phil) Nordstrom, Corey Scherr, Riley (Ashton) Scherr, Danielle (Taylor) Volk, Tyler Scherr, Nate Scherr, and Austin Scherr as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father George Scherr and brother in law Kent Neustel.

May we all see the funny in life like Mike did. There will be a Celebration of Life for Mike this summer, as he would have loved.

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Mike was really that spirit of energy that was impossible to ignore and was enticing to be around. I was lucky enough to know him when I was much younger at brush lake. Lots of laughter, even then. We later met up a few times and he was still that same energy of love and life.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May your memories bring a smile and Peace.

Mike was a great friend, and I knew him most of my life. I have many great memories with him: the late night pontoon rides and the fireworks on the 4th of July. Cruising Main, boat rides on the river, and hanging out at his pool. Mike was always there when you needed him and he always knew how to have a good time. I’m going to miss him. Sending peace and prayers to him and all his family.

As his obituary says he was an awesome man, always making me laugh, I remember him doing magic tricks, his cool cars, especially the talking car. He was always good with kids, he would do his magic for them or make them jump with the talking car. He was such a good hearted guy. Heaven got a good soul!!! He will be missed… prayers for family and friends!

I am so sorry to hear this news. Mike was always such a joy to visit with when he would bring his mom out to Hawktree. My thoughts go out to the family.

Whenever I think of Mike I smile. We had many deep conversations at the pool. The guy knew everyone. I will miss our visits. Heaven sure gained a fun angel.

This was a shocker! So sorry to hear about Mike! He was always such a nice guy! He will be missed!

We will miss Mike, for sure. When God takes a soul, He leaves memories in return. Use those memories to get you through this sad time. Hugs to all of you, especially my friend, Lois.

Mike was a friend to everyone and anyone in need. Was always upbeat and made the best damn pickled eggs I’ve ever had.

I worked with Mike many years ago during his insurance time. He was such a nice and friendly guy. Respectful and funny. I’m so sorry for the loss to the family and all his nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly. May you remember him all the fun times you had with him.

Babe and families, so sorry for your loss. Dennis and Deb Scherr