Sean Scherer

December 7, 2018

Sean Scherer, age 30, passed away unexpectedly as the result of an automobile accident on Friday, December 7, 2018. 

Born in Detroit on June 3rd, 1988, Sean was the first of four children. He grew up in Kaukauna and was currently living in Madison.

Sean was a gentle soul with a huge heart. He was nonjudgmental and always saw people’s potential. Sean truly possessed a zest for life. His natural curiosity led him to seek out new places, collect experiences, and cultivate a lifelong love of learning and reading. He also had an infectious giggle when something really tickled him.

Sean graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was passionate about helping people through scientific research and loved his job as a Senior Clinical Affairs Associate at Exact Sciences in Madison.

Sean also loved music and played guitar in several bands, including Dark Horse Radio. He cherished spending time with Jill, whether it was kayaking and camping at Rock Island or going to concerts at The Sylvee in Madison. His dog, Brody, was a permanent fixture at his side. He enjoyed camping in the summer with the Scherer family at Door County and spending time with the Demery side at the family’s annual “Wimbeldon” tennis tournement.

Sean will be sorely missed by his parents, Mark and Patricia; the love of his life, Jill; his siblings, Caity (Dave), Kerry (Jon); and Brendan (Katelyn); his niece, Violet; as well as his large, loving family and too many good friends to list.

Family and friends may gather on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home KAUKAUNA LOCATION, formerly the Boettcher Funeral Home (2401 Fieldcrest Drive, Kaukauna) from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A time of sharing memories will take place at 7:00 p.m.

Family and friends are invited to gather at The Roundabout Bar and Grill (110 County Rd KK at the corner of 55 in Kaukauna) afterwards to continue remembering Sean.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Madison Music Foundry in Sean's name would be appreciated. The Music Foundry provides musicians with access to music classes, lessons, and workshops, as well as rehearsal and recording space. Sean spent many days lost in jam sessions there. This scholarship will provide financial assistance for students who cannot afford but have a desire to participate in the Foundry's programs. The easiest way to donate to the Sean Scherer Memorial Scholarship Fund is to complete the form at this link.

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