Gary W. Scherbarth

  • Born: November 22, 1955
  • Died: September 9, 2017
  • Location: Brookfield, Wisconsin

Harder Funeral Home

18700 W. Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
Tel. (262) 781-8350

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gary W. Scherbarth September 9, 2017, age 61 years. Beloved husband of 39 years to Mary (Nee Saniter). Loving father of Matthew and Megan Scherbarth. Dear Pop of Torrence and Haiden. Dear son of Dorothy and the late Neil Scherbarth. Brother of Karen (Clarence) Kroupa, Donna (John) Engelbert and David (Denise) Scherbarth. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation Tuesday, September 19 at Harder Funeral Home from 4-8 PM, Private Funeral service will be held. Gary was the proud owner of Highland Lanes for over 34 years and a member of the Milwaukee Bowling Hall of Fame. Gary enjoyed spending his summer months at his lake home in Three Lakes, Wisconsin. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Froedtert Hospital for all of their loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mt. Olive Lutheran School or to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dave, So sorry to hear about Gary. My condolences to you and the Scherbarth family. Will never forget the good times bowling at Highland, You guys made bowling fun. I'll try to forget about those tournaments. TOO MUCH FUN!!!

Posted by Jim Skenadore - DePere, WI   September 21, 2017

I am so sorry for your family's loss he was a great guy. I was blessed to know him God Bless all of you in this tough time xoxo

Posted by karen kriewaldt - milwaukee, WI - family   September 19, 2017

So sorry to hear. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Scherbarth family now and always. Bowling at Highland with Gary as our bartender was always a great time. We will miss him. Scott and Kathy Pehowski

Posted by Scott and Kathy Pehowski - West Allis, WI - friend   September 19, 2017

So sorry for your loss Megan. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Sarah MacKenzie    September 19, 2017

Forever grateful for the invitations and time spent in Three Lakes at Gary and Mary's place. Gary was the quintessential "tour guide", from Three Lakes to Eagle River, by land or by water, he knew it all. He was a great guy and we are proud to have called him our friend . Rest in peace Gary.

Posted by Sherry and Bob Jameson - West Milwaukee, WI   September 19, 2017

Our condolences to the Sherbarth family.

Tom and Michele Schweiger
Lucky Lanes

Posted by A friend   September 19, 2017

Gary and Mary have been dear friends of mine and my condolences go out to his family. He will be dearly missed.

Posted by Susan Janke (Woodard) - Columbus, WI   September 18, 2017

To all of Gary's family: My prayers and sincere sympathy to you. Best 'Gary' memory was when a Green and Gold masked man approached me on Stadium Drive in Green Bay on game day. I asked 'do I know you?' and Gary raised the mask to reveal his identity...where we both erupted in a hearty laugh!! I've shared that story many times... and at my next Stadium Drive tailgate I'll definitely toast to Gary and a life well lived.

Posted by Fluff Miles - Pewaukee, WI   September 14, 2017


So sorry for your loss Mary, Dorothy, Karen, Donna, David and respective families. So many memories of Gary while we were all growing up going back to 1960! Prayers to your family and final peace for Gary.

With Loving Memories,
Kathy Molter

Posted by Kathy Molter - Mequon, WI - neighbor   September 14, 2017


Sincere Sympathies

Posted by Starr Kieckbusch - WI   September 13, 2017

Joyce and I will never forget the Vegas trips, the tours and the rides with Gary and Mary! We always rode in style with Gary! RIP my friend

Dale Elliott
and the entire Weston Lanes Family

Posted by Dale Elliott - Weston, WI - Family Friend   September 13, 2017

Dear Mary, Dorothy, Karen, Donna, and Dave

Bob and I want to let know you we are sorry the loss of your husband, son and brother. We had good times at Highland Lanes over the years when Gary ran it. My greatest challenge was to get Gary to smile and I was successful a few times. It seemed for a few years we would run into Gary and Mary at the States Fair. We talked about Highlands Lanes and their parents asking about how is Dorothy is doing, and about our children and retirement. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family through this time of loss.
God Bless Robert and Cheryl Knapp

Posted by Cheryl Knapp - Waukesha, WI - Family Friend   September 13, 2017

So deeply saddened. Prayers and thoughts to family

Posted by John Megna - West Allis, WI - Friend   September 13, 2017


Our first visit to Las Vegas and Gary and Mary gave us a first class tour of all the casinos in Vegas and we had a great time together. One we will never forget! Our prayers are with Mary and family!

Posted by Dale & Joyce Elliott - WESTON, WI - Friend   September 12, 2017