William R. “Bill” Sherman, Sr., 77, Huntingburg

William Sherman, Jr.William R. “Bill” Sherman, Sr., 77, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday (May 24) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Holland November 12, 1939, to Herman Sherman, Sr. and Josephine (Lindauer) Sherman. He married Margaret Louise Jeffery November 21, 1959, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg. She died March 12, 2011.

Bill was a 1957 graduate of Holland High School. He worked for D.M.I. in Huntingburg and Dothan, Alabama, for Styline, and retired from Dubois Wood where he was a supervisor for many years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg. He was a tissue donor, enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, spending time with his dogs Huck and Butter, and visits with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by one son, William R. (Rita) Sherman, Jr. and wife Rite, Huntingburg; three daughters, Melanie (Dennis) Bernardi and husband Dennis, Huntingburg,  Charlotte (Ernie) Mesa and husband Ernie, Missouri, and Jane Dooley and husband David, Beaumont, Texas; four brothers, Eugene Sherman and wife Linda, Oscar Sherman and wife Karen, and Nick Sherman and wife Connie, all of Huntinburg, and Herman Sherman, Jr. and wife Donna, Gentryville; four sisters, Mary Jochum and husband George and Suzanne Schipp and husband Dave, all of Jasper, Cecilia (Melvin) Betz and husband Melvin, Celestine, and Betty Beren and husband Charles, Dale; four grandchildren; two step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; and two step great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by five brothers, Felix, Leo, Charles, James, and Joseph Sherman, and one granddaughter, Kristi Bernardi.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish rosary will be prayed at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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