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Information for Katherine Carolyn Nelson Scharfen

2 June, 1898 - 20 October, 1985

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Kathryn Scharfen

    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 her marriage.
    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 Society.
    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 nephews.
    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.


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Location for Frank and Katherine Scharfen is at number 20.


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