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Nathan “Nate” Scherer was born on Aug. 8, 2000, in Kalamazoo, MI, the son of John Scherer III and Laura Hopson.

Nate loved sports, especially football, baseball, and basketball. He attended Hartford Public Schools, where his love for sports and many lifelong friends were first introduced. Nate also loved Michigan State, the Chicago Bulls, NASCAR, and the UFC. He had a passion for farming and hunting with his dad and cousins. Nate dedicated his career to working on his grandparent’s farm, learning the ins and outs from his dad, with hopes of someday running it himself.

Nate enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, bonfires, going on car rides, and listening to country music. More than anything, Nate loved being surrounded by family and friends, and spent most of his time doing so. His surviving family includes; his parents; step mothers Eden and Sonya; his sisters, Olivia, Karlee, Faith, Jade, Desirae and Vivienne; his brother, Landon; paternal grandparents, John and Joyce Scherer Jr. of Dowagiac; maternal grandparents, Denise and Eugene Barker of Hartford, Jon Lala of New Orleans, LA; maternal great-grandmother, Helen Lala of New Orleans, LA; aunts and uncles, Kelli (Jerry) Casey of Dowagiac, Scott Scherer and Karmen Grady of Dowagiac, Natalie Contreras and Pete Molter of Hartford, Edward Contreras of Hartford; nephew, Sawyer Bowen; cousins, Alvaro Scherer, Allan Scherer, Harvey Scherer, Alexa Scherer, Ashton Scherer, Alyssa Vanderburg, Madelyn Casey, Liliana Contreras, and Liam Contreras.

Nate passed away on April 6, 2024. He was preceded by his big brother John “John John” Scherer IV; best friend, Cole Birkhead; paternal great-grandparents, Allan and Frances Franz, paternal great-grandparents, John and Amelia Scherer; maternal great-grandparents, Gordon and Mary Hopson.

His family will gather with friends on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd, St Joseph, where there will be a funeral service Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest following the service at Keeler Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to convene after services for food at the Pokagon Band Community Center, 27043 Potawatomi Trail, Dowagiac.

Memorials may be made through your local chapter for Future Farmers of America. Please take the opportunity to sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Nate at Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 269-556-9450.


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