THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Edward J. Sherman Jr.
Issue Date: December 26, 2018
Edward "Chum" J. Sherman Jr., 91, of Oconto, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 at his home.
Born July 15, 1927 in Oconto, to the late Edward and Julia (LeBreck) Sherman Sr., he married Patricia Mahon on July 13, 1957 and they were together over 61 years. He graduated from Oconto High School in 1945 and served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He worked at Karcz Ford in Pulaski and Montgomery Ward Store in Oconto, before a 25 year career in real estate with the Davis Agency. His outgoing personality and strong work ethic shaped his great salesmanship.
As a member of Jones Modrow Young American Legion Post #74, he served as Past Commander and managed the Oconto Legion Golf Course. He enjoyed luxury cars and loved the City of Oconto, especially taking rides through town.
A member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, he was a dedicated family man, but most importantly he loved time with family during the Holidays.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Sherman; a daughter, Julie (Pete) DePouw; two sons, Rob (Lisa) Sherman and Rick (Danielle) Sherman and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Sherman; three brothers, Roland, Harold and Bernard and a sister, Marjorie Van Hefty.
The family received relatives and friends at Gallagher Funeral Home in Oconto on Friday, Dec. 21, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with Prayer Services at 7 p.m. Visitation continued at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Oconto on Saturday, Dec.22 from 9 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with Rev. Joel Sember officiating. Military Rites were given by Oconto Veteran organizations with burial Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Gallagher Funeral Home of Oconto assisted the family with arrangements.