Flight Nurse Karen Scherer

Photo of Flight Nurse Karen Scherer
Last Mission: Thu, Dec 22nd, 1988
Date of Incident: Thu, Dec 22nd, 1988
Cause of Death: Aircraft Accident
Service Time: 2 years
Age: 26


Her parents, Francis and Beverly Scherer; sisters Joan Baker and Rebecca Elzarad; and her brothers Mark Scherer, Jeffrey Scherer, James Scherer and Daniel Scherer


On December 22,1988 Flight Nurse Karen Scherer was aboard an Air Evac helicopter transporting a patient from Marion Illinois to St. Francis Medical Center. While en route to St. Francis the helicopter encountered heavy fog and crashed into a field. Flight Nurse Karen Scherer was killed. In addition to Nurse Scherer fellow crew member Julie Huttegger, and the 7 year old patient also lost their lives.


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1001 Boardwalk Springs Place
Suite 250
O'Fallon, Missouri 63368
(636) 695-5400


There is 1 tribute for Flight Nurse Karen Scherer.

Flight Nurse Karen Scherer
Left by Melenie VanDeWeghe RN,MSN, PMHNP, FNP on Monday, September 24th, 2018

Karen, we had dinner the night before in the cafeteria and you told me how much you loved being a flight nurse. You were a great co-worker in ICU and this was the next step in your career. You’re gone but not forgotten- you were a great nurse and sacrificed for others. Gone too soon.