Pauline Hockett Scherrer, Class of 1948

Posted Jan 30, 2023

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Pauline Hockett Scherrer ’48 died January 18, 2022. Pauline was born in Elwood, Indiana on September 4, 1926, to the late T. Leonard and Maurine (Slick) Hockett. She graduated from Otterbein with a degree in sociology. While at college she was part of the band, choir, and the Tau Delta (Deltas) sorority. She went on the earn her BS in Elementary Education from Ohio Northern University.
Pauline was a second-grade teacher and retired from Irving School in Lorain, Ohio. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and a 75-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Pauline had many hobbies and interests, including sewing, reading, and traveling.

Pauline is survived by a son – Brian Scherrer and wife Stacy, and Karla Weaver and husband John; her grandchildren – Jonathan Frederick, Maurine Weaver Trapp, Rachel Weaver, Michael Weaver, and James Scherrer; her great grandchildren – Madeline Frederick, Elise Trapp, Liam Trapp, and Charlotte Frederick; and a sister – Hazel Burkholder ’51. Nephews and nieces that attended Otterbein include David Subich ’76, Joseph Subich ’76, Sue Subich ’76, Pauline Subich ’81, and Amy Burkholder Gustaferro ’81

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Scherrer, a sister, Ruch Hockett Subich ’47; and a brother, Charles Hockett.