Eugene Bertrum Schermer, 86, from Elk Park NC who was born in South Haven, Minnesota, passed away on October 29, 2011.
He was the loving husband of Joy Schermer and father to Bruce Evan and Mark Alan Schermer.
Mr. Schermer was a US Army Air Corp Veteran during World War II and was shot down and imprisoned for over two years in a German Prison Camp. His description of the camp and the four week prisoner walk out - "living off the land was unforgettable". He was a member of the American Legion, Rosedale Park Players Association and the Speleological Society-Michigan Karst Conservancy.
After discharge from service, he moved to Detroit, Michigan with his parents.
He complete an Engineering degree from Wayne State University. He then sought employment at Ford Motor Car Company in Dearborn, Michigan. There he served as a research scientist specializing in the properties of glass and vacuum films. He had held the patent on Transparent Coating for the automotive industry.
Mr. Schermer had served as a Boy Scout Leader and enjoyed book reading, history, golf, fishing, and bowling. He was a man with a great sense of humor.
He retired from Ford in 1987. At that time, he and his wife, Joy moved to become residents of Elk Park, NC.
Eugene is survived by his loving wife Joy Schermer, 2 Sons - Bruce Evan Schermer of CA, Mark (Stephanie) Schermer of GA.
Services for Mr. Schermer will be Wednesday, November 2nd 8:00 p.m. in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until the service hour.