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THE RIVER - SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
DARON LYNN SCHERR, MD
Daron Lynn Scherr, MD, 46, was
born on May 10, 1969 in Valley
City, North Dakota to Pius and
Delphine (Klose) Scherr. He was killed
in a motorcycle accident near his home
in Fort Myers on August 7, 2015.
Daron was baptized and confirmed at
St. Catherine’s Church in Valley City. He
graduated from Valley City High School
in 1987. Daron obtained his BS in bio-
technology from NDSU in 1991. He
graduated from the University of Alabama
in Birmingham Medical School with his
MD in 1995. While attending medical
school, he met and married Susan Waller
on July 24, 1993.
Daron and Susan made their home in
Falmouth, Maine where Daron completed
his residency and internship in inter-
nal medicine at nearby Maine Medical
Hospital in Portland. They moved to
Idaho Falls, Idaho where Daron became
board certified in internal medicine and
began his practice of medicine. He later
became board certified in sleep medicine
from Stanford’s School of Sleep Medicine
in Palo Alto, California and Southwest
Cleveland Sleep Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
Daron ran the Sleep Institute in Idaho
Falls and the Health and Wellness Center
in Pocatello. He was a diplomat of the
American Board of Sleep Medicine, the
American Board of Internal Medicine,
and a fellow of the American Academy
of Sleep Medicine. Daron was beloved by
both his patients and staff. He was a tal-
ented physician and natural teacher who
truly believed in educating patients so that
they could be their own best advocate.
To adequately put Daron’s life into
words would be next to impossible. He
had a “larger than life” personality and
his energy and presence would fill any
room he entered. Daron loved adventure;
nothing was ever too high, too fast, or
too deep for him to pursue. He was a
private pilot, sailor, spelunker, scuba diver,
skydiver, climber, snow skier, snowboard-
er, camper, avid cyclist and runner.
Daron had a passion for living and
lived his life to the fullest every moment
of every day. He fiercely loved his fam-
ily, nuclear and extended. He gave of
himself to anyone who needed his help
or guidance. His sense of humor was
exceptional and his smile and laughter
were contagious. Daron did everything
with gusto: he gave amazing bear hugs,
whisker rubs and was known for his play-
fulness, youthfulness and fun-loving spirit.
He couldn’t toss his sons, nieces or neph-
ews high enough or be out played. Daron
celebrated life with ferocity, fearlessness
and – most of all – with loving generosity.
Daron was inquisitive, yet matter of
fact. He did not sugarcoat his opinions
but had a direct and purposeful manner
of communicating and explaining things
to others. Daron was full of intense,
boundless energy. He was talkative and
yet, was a good listener and was accept-
ing of others. He would spend countless
hours exploring the world with his wife
and sons. He wanted to share in their
interests, hopes and dreams. He reveled
in their successes and accomplishments
as well as accompanied them in their
losses and disappointments. Daron was
fully engaged in life’s journey.
Daron’s loving spirit lives on: in his
wife, Susan; his sons Jacob, 16, and
Berringer, 14; his parents, Pius and
Delphine Scherr of Valley City, North
Dakota; his brothers Neil and his wife
Ann of Nelson, Minnesota; Lonney and
his wife Jodie of Valley City; his nieces
and nephews, Garret Scherr, Valley
City, Hunter; Allison and Lauren Scherr,
Nelson, Beau (Jess) Noeske, Las Vegas,
Nevada; Mattie Cruff, Michaela, Grace
and Gabriel (“Buddy”) Scherr, Valley City;
Brianna Waller, Birmingham, Alabama;
and Susan’s parents, Richard and Jan
Waller, Huntsville, Alabama and Sue
O’Conner of Idaho Falls.
A funeral mass celebrating Daron’s
life was held on August 22 in Valley City.
Memorials may be sent to the charitable
organization Big Brothers and Big Sisters,
545 Shoup Avenue, Suite 341, Idaho
Falls, ID 83402.
As per Daron’s expressed wishes,
celebrations of his life will take place in
Idaho, Alabama and Florida in the com-
Tickets and sponsorships are now
available for The Immokalee
Foundation’s 2015 Charity Classic
Celebration dinner and auction, taking
place at 6 p.m . on Friday, November 20
at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples.
Donors are invited to support TIF’s
mission of providing sustained educational
opportunities that make aspirations come
true for the youth of Immokalee. The
evening of fine dining, entertainment and
auctions of once-in-a-lifetime experiences
benefits TIF’s programs while showcasing
students, the challenges they face and how
they are working to overcome adversities.
This year’s event theme, We Are
Immokalee, emphasizes the successes of
TIF’s education programs and its students.
Charity Classic Celebration participants
have multiple opportunities to support the
students’ futures during Fund A Dream,
a unique live bidding experience enabling
donors to contribute to Immokalee’s chil-
dren in specific and tangible ways.
Fund A Dream is organized into TIF
program categories that provide students
with opportunities to grow, learn and advance: Immokalee Readers, an after-school
early intervention literacy tutoring program; Leadership Experiences & Life Skills, with
programs providing leadership and life skills training; Tutoring & Advocacy, providing
students extra support through afterschool tutoring and professional instructors and
advocates; and Post-Secondary Success scholarships, pairing students with the right
post-secondary education, whether it is a two-year college program, vocational/techni-
cal training, or a two- to four-year Take Stock In Children scholarship.
Every dollar donated during Fund A Dream benefits the TIF program category
selected by the donor, and all contributions are 100 percent tax-deductible.
The event chair is Joyce Hagen and co-chair is Louise Penta; both are TIF board
Golfers can be a part of the inspirational action by teeing up with some of the big-
gest names in golf during the Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament on Monday,
November 16 at Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples. This fundraising event pairs more
than two dozen of the world’s greatest golfers with some of Naples’ most charitable
amateur players for an unforgettable day of philanthropy and camaraderie.
Ticket prices for the Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction are $550 per
guest. Entry fees for the Pro-Am tournament begin at $5,000; all Pro-Am golfers
receive tickets to the Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction. Sponsorship and
underwriting opportunities also are available.
Sponsors of the 2015 Charity Classic Celebration and Pro-Am are Florida
Community Bank, presenting sponsor; Arthrex Inc., partner circle sponsor; Jaguar
Naples, Porsche of Naples and Kelly Tractor, education circle sponsors; Naples
Illustrated, media sponsor; Huntington Bank, success circle sponsor; and Central
Bank, pathways circle sponsor.
The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on
building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and sup-
port, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences, and life skills
development leading to economic independence. To learn more about TIF, its signa-
ture events, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 430-9122 or
Alex Arreguin, Jesus Brito, Aniah Gonzalez, Valiei Aquila and Louise Penta at TIF’s 2014 Charity Classic Celebration
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