A memorial service was held Monday, July 23, 2007, at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Des Moines.
Benjamin was born Oct. 12, 1982, to Denise and Steve Scharnberg. Following graduation from Roosevelt High School, he attended the University of Iowa where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He finished his schooling at San Diego Golf Academy in Scottsdale, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Carlson
Ben is survived by his parents, Denise and Steve Scharnberg of West Des Moines; his sister, Nora Scharnberg of Scottsdale; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scharnberg of Spencer; and his aunts and uncles, including Gary Scharnberg and wife, Sheila and Jill Foss -- all of Everly.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Ben Scharnberg Memorial Fund, c/o First Tee of Greater Des Moines (an inner city youth golf program), 8515 Douglas Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50322; phone - 331-3606.