AMerican Veteran 11

Elmer Karl Scare

August 6, 1935 ~ September 7, 2022 (age 87)


Elmer Karl Scare, 87, of Lincoln, Illinois - formerly of Geneva, Indiana – passed away September 7, 2022, at St. Clara's Rehab Center in Lincoln, Illinois.  He was born August 6, 1935, in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, to Karl and Willihemia Cathryn (Hinck) Scare. On April 21, 1957, he married Kathryn Esibell Burkhart, she preceded him in death on December 2, 2018.  

He was a member of First Missionary Church, in Berne, where he served as an usher for many years.

Elmer was a US Army Veteran and served in Korea. He was an upholsterer specializing in repairs.  He worked for Dunbar Furniture, Smith Furniture and Berne Furniture.  Elmer left an impact on everyone he ever met, with his generosity and kindness. He loved spending time with his friends and family.  After recovering from a cancer diagnosis, Elmer and his wife traveled extensively – especially enjoying cruises.

Among survivors are his sister, Elmyra Wolfe; his brother, Phillip Scare; cousins, Tom and Mary Anderson with whom he made his home prior to entering St. Clara's Rehab.  

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, of 61 years, Esibell Scare; stepbrothers, Jerry Flueckiger and Ed Lane; his brother, Dave Scare.

A Funeral Services will be at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2022, at First Missionary Church, in Berne. Pastor Rick Schwartz and Pastor Dathen Foust officiating, and burial will be in Backesto Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service, from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. also at the church.  

Preferred memorials are to First Missionary Church or Geneva Fire Department.

Arrangements are handled by Haggard-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.


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September 15, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Missionary Church

Funeral Service
September 15, 2022

12:00 PM
First Missionary Church

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