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Arthur Scherping, 78

Arthur B. “Art” Scherping, age 78, of Winsted, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Freeport, MN, the son of Bernard “Ben” and Marcella (Pogatchnik) Scherping.

Arthur was joined in holy marriage to Agnes A. Riesner Aug. 17, 1960, in St. Wendel. God blessed their marriage with seven children.

In 1979, Art founded Art’s Welding in Winsted. Through his strong work ethic and business sense, Art’s Welding became a national stainless steel manufacturing company. He was proud to give tours of his shop.

Art enjoyed playing golf and cards, shaking dice, making bets, and joking around with family and friends. He was a generous provider to his family, and a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

He is survived by his loving wife, Aggie; children Gary (Kelli) Scherping of Winsted, Debbie (John) Travis of Chaska, Tom (Kristin) Scherping of Winsted, Brenda (Fritz) Westphal of Minneapolis, Dennis Scherping of Winsted, and Patty (Ron) Stellmaker of Victoria; a daughter-in law, Joann Scherping; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers and a sister, Everett (Beverly) Scherping of Freeport, Virgil (Elaine) Scherping of Winsted, Danny (Evelyn) Scherping of Cambridge, Tom (Anita) Scherping of Helena, MT, and Linda (James) Breth of Holdingford; and many other relatives and friends.

Art was preceded in death by his son, Terry Scherping July 22, 2014; and by his parents, Ben and Marcella Scherping.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

There was visitation Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; continuing Thursday one hour prior to the Mass.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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