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CHURUBUSCO â€” Micheal E. Sherman, 72, a resident of Urbana, Ohio and formerly of Churubusco, passed away at 3:23 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at his home.
He was born on May 26, 1939, in Arcola, a son of Virgil C. and Edna (Butler) Sherman.
His early years were spent in the Arcola area until moving to Noble County near Merriam with his parents.
He graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
Employed by International Harvester for more than 37 years, he first worked at their plant in Fort Wayne and later moved with the company to their operations in Springfield, Ohio, retiring in inventory control in 1999.
He was a member of the Maiden Lane Church of God in Springfield, and in his leisure time enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most importantly he loved and cherished his family.
On April 14, 1973, he was married in Auburn to Karen S. Boylan. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Steven M. (Joy) Sherman of Springfield, Ohio and Weston E. Sherman of Columbus, Ohio; four brothers, Norman Sherman of Churubusco, Phil (Grace) Sherman of Cromwell, Willard â€śWillieâ€ť (Salley) Sherman of Albion, and Rick (Lisa) Sherman of Columbia City; four sisters, Barbara (James) Campbell of Columbia City, Nancy Sherman of Merriam, and Kathy (Jay) Hostetler and Jennifer (Mike) Patterson, both of Albion; and a grandson, Elijah Sherman.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Clyde â€śRedâ€ť Sherman, Lester â€śLesâ€ť Sherman, Paul Sherman, and Kerry Sherman; and by a sister Janice Mann.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Merriam with Pastor George Cecil, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Monday from 2 to 8 p.m., or at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be on Wednesday in the Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Community Mercy Hospice, 444 W. Harding Rd., Springfield, OH 45504
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mr. Shermanâ€™s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net