Rene J. Scharli was born on December 2, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Alois and Johanna (Zeier) Scharli. His parents had emigrated from Luzern, Switzerland.
Rene graduated from Oak Park-River Forest High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII. After the war, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art. He worked as a commercial artist and in 1968 established his own business. Rene was part of the dedication committee in 1965 for the new church building of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Lombard, IL.
In 1948 Rene married Marion (Dunlap), who he had known since they were both young. Their children include Deborah Scharli, David Scharli, Paul Scharli and Judith Scharli. Rene was preceded in death by both beloved parents, wife and brother Richard. He leaves behind his children, sister-in-law Janet (Dunlap) White and many nieces and nephews.
Rene loved painting, reading and gardening. He was a wonderful husband and father to his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Rene’s name may be made to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard, IL 60148, or Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center, St. Louis, MO 63141 or Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, would be appreciated.
Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094.
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