Violet Scharenberg
Violet Scharenberg
  • August 10, 1924 - October 29, 2017
  • Marengo, Illinois

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Violet Scharenberg, 93, of Marengo passed away October 29, 2017 at Centegra Hospital-Huntley.

She was born August 10, 1924 in Columbus, OH to Giovanni and Donata (Pignatiello) Vannicelli.

Most people in Marengo will remember Violet as "Pancake the Clown." Pancake would paint faces at all community events for over 20 years. When she wasn't entertaining the town, Violet enjoyed gardening and her flowers. She was also an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marengo.

She is survived by her children, Linda (John) Axtell, David (Vicki) Scharenberg, Lee (Bonnie) Scharenberg, Donald (Cindy) Scharenberg, Cellast (Glen) Luck, and Cindy (Dan) Johnson; her 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Phil, Tony, Mary, and Eda.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David; her parents; and seven siblings.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11am on Saturday, November 4 at the First Presbyterian Church of Marengo, 203 W. Washington St., Marengo. There will be a service at 11am.

Interment will follow in McHenry County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Marengo.