Rosary for Katherine C. Scharfen, 93, Nampa, who died Sunday,
Oct. 20, at the Nampa hospital, will be recited at 8 tonight
at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday
at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa. The Rev. Merle J.
Fisher, S.M., will be the celebrant. Interment will
follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
Mrs. Scharfen, a homemaker, was born June 2, 1892, at West
Point, Neb., to Hans R. and Bertha C. Sass Nelson, and was
reared and attended school there. She attended Normal
School at Fremont, Neb., and taught school in Nebraska until
She married Frank F.
Scharfen on Jan. 14, 1914. They made their home at West
Point until moving to Albion, Neb., in 1916. They moved to
Idaho December 1934 and lived in Melba for a year, then moved
to the Nampa area in 1936. They bought a farm in the
Scism area in 1944 and she lived there until moving to Nampa
in 1973. Mr. Scharfen died July 31, 1964.
She served as an election registrar and an election judge for
several years in the Scism precinct. She was a member of
St. Paul's Catholic Church and a life-time member of the Altar
She is survived by two sons,
Vincent N. Scharfen, Long Beach, Calif. and Francis N.
Scharfen, Boise; two daughters, Marilyn J. (Mrs. Richard)
Gunning of Melba, and Betty Kay (Mrs. James) Hanania of
Lakewood, Calif; two brothers, Clarence M. Nelson of
Oceanside, Calif., and Lester B. Nelson of Nampa; a sister
Christina Pike of Anaheim, Calif.; six grandsons, one
granddaughter, 12 great-grand-children and several nieces and
She was preceded in death by
her parents, three brothers and a sister.
Memorials may be given to the Children's Program at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Melba, in care of Mary Ann Freitag, Melba, or
flowers may be sent.