Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m., today at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly. Pastor Dan Taylor officiated. Burial was at the Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly. Visitation was held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
A lunch and time of fellowship was held following the graveside services at Weasy's Lounge & Grill located at 216 Grand Ave. in Spencer.
Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at warnerfuneralhome.com.
James Ray Scharnberg, the son of Sherman and Connie (Connor) Scharnberg, was born Nov. 20, 1972 in Spencer. James grew up on a farm near Everly, where he worked on his dad's farm and also for other area farmer's as a farm hand. He was also active in 4--H and the FFA during school. Following his graduation from Everly High School in 1991, he moved to Sioux City, where he attended WIT for one year, graduating with a business degree. Following his schooling, he worked at Menard's from 1992 to 1997 and worked as a supervisor at Tyson Retail Deli in Cherokee for the last 14 years. He was baptized in the Lutheran Church along with his son, Austin.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Rae Dean and John Connor and his paternal grandparents, Hap and Eldo Scharnberg.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents: Sherman and Connie Scharnberg of Everly; a son, Austin and a daughter, Kara both of Anthon; one brother, Jerry Scharnberg of Sioux Rapids; one half brother, John Scott of Central; his girlfriend, Jamie Werner and her children: Melissa, Matthew, Austin, Tyler and Kyle all of Cherokee; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews; other relatives and many, many friends.