Martin J. "Marty" Scharfenberg

May 27, 2020
Scharfenberg, Marty


Graveside Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3 at the Calvary Cemetery in Waterloo



Inurnment in Calvary Cemetery, Waterloo


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Martin J. "Marty" Scharfenberg, 68, of Waterloo, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.  He was born on November 19, 1951 in Waterloo, Iowa, son of John and Maxine Redecker Scharfenberg. Marty graduated from Columbus High School in 1970.

He married Joanne L. Ceglar on June 14, 1975. They later divorced.

Marty worked for Coca Cola Distributing for over 20 years.  Later, he worked for Plumbers and Pipefitters UA Local Union #125 in Cedar Rapids, retiring in 2013.

He is survived by his children Theresa Wright, Tammy Scharfenberg, and Steven Scharfenberg, all of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Kirsten (Todd) Leuch, Ashley Schneider, Kayla Jones, and Jason Wright; seven great-grandchildren: Donyay, Dakari, and Deiriyana Edwards, Zander, Orion, Raiden, and Aurora Leuch; best friend, Rhonda Weber of Waterloo; brother, Steve (Mary) Scharfenberg of Cedar Falls; and sister, Christy Vrba of Robins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother in law Michael Vrba; and nephew John Vrba. 

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  1. Bill Farrell | Jun 03, 2020
    My sympathy to the family.  Marty and I grew up three blocks apart and we were good friends at St. Marys and Columbus.  We spent our summers playing ball and having a great time.  He was a kind and generous friend.  May he rest in peace.
  2. Dr. Michelle | Jun 01, 2020

    My heart is with you Steven, Tammy, and Theresa. My deepest condolences and love to the entire family. 

    Prayers and hugs,

    Dr. Michelle

  3. Gary Fober | May 29, 2020
    Sorry to hear of Marty’s passing. He will be misses. 😢
  4. Gary Fober | May 29, 2020

    Sorry to hear of Marty’s passing😢He will be missed. 

  5. Susan Joyce | May 29, 2020

    Christy and family, sorry to hear of your brother's passing.  Siblings are very precious and share many of our family memories.  Sending love and light to all.

    Love, Susan (Sinnwell) Joyce

  6. Columbus High School Alumni | May 29, 2020
    Our deepest sympathy to Marty's family and friends.

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