Corinne (Anderson) Scherbert, 94, died Dec. 8.
She was born in North Dakota and raised in Hibbing, Minn. For the last 12 years she has lived with her daughter, Carrie Hemken and family, on their farm in Alden, Iowa. Her husband, Donald Scherbert, preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 2001.
She was the oldest of seven children born to Wilbur and Mildred Anderson. During World War II, Corinne worked as a switchboard operator at the Androy Hotel in Hibbing. She loved that job and saved every penny to buy a house in St. Anthony Park. She was proud to be from the Iron Range and to have attended the architecturally beautiful Hibbing High School, where she played cornet in the marching band and performed in the synchronized swimming club.
Corinne met Don Scherbert while both were working for the University of Minnesota printing department, and they were married in 1942 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, where they were lifelong members. Corrine served as a Sunday school teacher, was active in Women’s Ministries, choir, Campfire Girls, 4-H and Cub Scouts. She also volunteered at St. Anthony Park Elementary School for many years.
During their 59-year marriage, Corinne and Donald first lived in a large corner house on Keston Street in St. Anthony Park; later they moved to a smaller house on Carter Avenue. They resided in St. Anthony Park for 58 years and were active members of the community and the St. Anthony Park Association.
Together they raised five children, Jack (Carla) of Reno, Nev.; Jeanne (Steve) Mikkelson of Mounds View, Minn.; Bruce (Debbe) of St. Paul; Diana of Shoreview; and Carrie (Steve) Hemken of Iowa.