Orvin Scheer, 89


Orvin Scheer was gently led by God's Hand on Sunday April 14, 2024, to live in Heaven with Jesus. Orvin started his amazing journey of life on Sept. 6, 1934, when he was born the first child of two sons to Otis and Meta (Scheer) Scheer in the family home outside Arlington, Neb. Orvin grew up on the family farm near Arlington. Orvin was baptized on Sept. 23, 1934, and confirmed on March 21, 1948, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in rural Arlington.

He attended Arlington High School and graduated in 1952. When Orvin graduated from Arlington High, he played baseball for the Arlington Town Team as catcher and worked hauling milk in the area.

He married the love of his life JoAnn Meierhenry on June 10, 1955. Orvin was drafted into the Army, serving three years. While stationed at various bases Orvin still found time to find dairies and milk cows.

In 1959, Orvin moved back to Arlington and started farming and growing the dairy herd with his father. Soon, two daughters came along, Renae and Monica. "My girls," as he called his daughters, helped with everything around the dairy farm. After his girls left home, Orvin had a few kids help him out around the farm. Mark Miller of Fremont was one of those kids and has become family. He shared his love of horses, food and baseball and basketball with his girls. He would play city league basketball. He was a member of the Arlington Saddle Club riding in parades and assisting with the food stand at horse shows and trail rides. During the girls' school days he attended their extracurricular events to cheer them on.

Orvin never really retired. He enjoyed life. Food, baseball and traveling were part of he and JoAnn's days, nights and weekends. They took many bus trips to a wide variety of destinations. From Canada to The Ark, to The Ozarks and spring training in Arizona. You could find them sitting in their car at baseball diamonds in Arlington cheering on the Arlington teams or in the stands of the Salt Dogs. If they were not at a game, they were watching a baseball game on television.

Most people know Orvin was a "foodie" before there was a word for it. When you met Orvin one of the first questions he would ask is "What or where did you eat?" He knew where you could get the best ice cream cone or a steak. He and JoAnn would drive a distance to eat and took great joy in sharing the best places with family and friends.

Once Orvin stopped milking he worked odd jobs and enjoyed driving for Enterprise Car Rental. Orvin loved to people watch and talked to anyone and everyone. He would tease and joke with those around him and everyone loved to be around him. Orvin and JoAnn did not like staying at home. You would find them visiting their daughters or just out enjoying life. Orvin also was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and in the last few years there were many times you would find him and the Pastor in a heavy discussion about different things.

Orvin was very grateful for the almost 69 years of marriage to JoAnn who survives him. Orvin is also survived by his two very loved daughters, Renae (Lynn) Bruna of Marysville, Kan., and Monica Scheer (Neal Amsberry) of Lexington, Neb; sisters-in-law Marilyn (Phil) Katt of Fremont and Judy Geisler of rural Winslow; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins survive him.

Orvin was preceded in death by his parents Otis and Meta Scheer, brother James and his wife Lila Scheer, his parents-in-law Harold and Iola Meierhenry and brother-in-law Vern Geisler. Orvin will be missed by his many family and friends.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Sunday, April 21, 2024, at Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m., Monday April 22, 2024, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church north of Arlington.

Interment will be at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Arlington, Neb.

Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com.

Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home 232 W. Eagle St. Arlington, NE 68002 402-478-4151.