Richard J. ‘Dick’ Sherman

June 20, 2011

Richard J. ‘Dick’ Sherman 78 of Frankfort, IN, passed away at 2:50 a.m. June 20, 2011 at Mulberry Health & Retirement Center. Born April 24, 1933 in Gilead, MI to the late Arthur & Arletta (Hose) Sherman. His first marriage was to Judith E. Russell in August 1957, he then married Patricia A. Foutz on July 21, 1979 in Anniston, AL and she survives. Mr. Sherman lived in Coldwater, MI for 42 years, Jacksonville, AL for 4 years and Frankfort for 32 years. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served from Sept. 21, 1951 until Oct. 20, 1955. He worked as a production supervisor for Federal Mogul for 39 years, retiring on December 31, 1994. His memberships included, First Christian Church, Moose Lodge, American Legion and the former Frankfort Country Club. An avid outdoors man, he enjoyed golf, fishing and hunting.

Visitation and Services

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011 at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Frankfort, IN. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. until time of service.  Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Survived by:

Wife: Pattie Sherman of Frankfort 2 Daughters: Jodi (Husband Roger Fields) Sherman of Bloomington, IL and Stacy (Alan) Janney of Pinecrest, FL 2 Sisters-in-Law: Maxine Wilkens of Bronson, MI and Georgia Bradford of Kendallville 4 Grandchildren, Alyssa Fields, Madison Janney, Briana Fields and Dylan Janney

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Sherman, half brother, Bert Wilkens and half sister, Loretta Nagle.


8 Condolences for “Richard J. ‘Dick’ Sherman”

  1. Mary Yerkes June 21, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I would like to express my condolences to Pattie, and to Richards daughters. I understand the grief that you are feeling during such a difficult time in your lives. It has been a long road for each of you to travel down. I pray that you may find peace and comfort through the memories that you made throughout the years. For it is those memories that will bring you comfort in the days and years ahead when you feel yourself missing him the most.

  2. Janice Marshall June 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I am so sorry and know how it hurts, but he’s not in any pain now. Wish I could give both of you girls a great big hug ….. love you both. Aunt Jan (and Uncle Jerry)

  3. Pam Ayers Petrilli June 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Pattie, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts.
    Pam (formerly Painter) Petrilli

  4. Judie Morrissey June 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences to you. May God comfort you through this difficult time. R.I.P.-Richard

  5. Sharon Wyrick June 22, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Patty, I am so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Just consider this condolence a great big hug. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace and that you’ll feel his presence during this difficult time. Blessings.
    Sharon Wyrick

  6. Debbie & Keegan Sherman June 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Hi Patty,
    I’m sorry to hear about Uncle Dick. We’re going to miss him so, but he’s in a better place now.
    I know what Dad went through before he passed last year, so I can imagine how difficult it’s been for you.
    Your in our thoughts & prayers.
    We Love & miss you,
    Debbie & Keegan

  7. Debbie & Keegan Sherman June 23, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Hi Patty,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Dick’s passing.
    Rest in peace Uncle Dick, I hope you & Dad are giving each other big hugs right know.
    Patty, I pray that God will keep you strong & comfort you during this difficult time.
    We love & miss you, Debbie & Keegan

  8. Tim Thomas June 25, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Dear Jodi and Stacey and Mrs. Sherman,
    Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family at this time. Richard worked with my father Alfred Thomas for several years at Federal Mogul and lived neighbors to he and my mother Mary-Jane on Avery Drive in Coldwater back in the 60’s. Having lost my dad in ’03,I can relate to your loss. I am sure Richard as well as my dad are at peace in the kingdom promised us all by God. They are probably both discussing old times. Now that would make for interesting listening! Take care and God bless all of you at this time.
    Tim Thomas-Orland,IN
    Mary-Jane and Joe Thomas-Bronson,MI

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