Skip to main content

Obituary: Jerry I. Sherman

Oct 15, 2014 12:58PM ● Published by Jim

Jerry I. Sherman died October 12, 2014 at Agrace Hospice in Madison surrounded by the love of his family and the angels of the Agrace staff.

Jerry was born at Stillwater, Minnesota, on October 8, 1919 to Irvin and Laura (Melby) Sherman.  Following his father’s death in 1921, Jerry was entrusted to the care of his uncle and aunt, Melvin and Margaret Melby.   He learned the boatbuilding trade from Melvin, and became an accomplished builder of wooden boats. Jerry graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1937.  He married Betty L. Bateman on August 22, 1942.  After service during World War II, he completed an apprenticeship and became a journeyman carpenter.  Jerry and Betty raised their three children in Chippewa Falls, and opened their home to their nephews, Bob, Dick, and niece Niki Boelter in 1959. They moved to Neshkoro in 1966 to work for the Evangelical United Brethren Church (later the United Methodist Church) at Camp Lucerne.  They worked and lived at Camp Lucerne for nearly thirty years before settling into retirement at Beaver Dam.  Jerry had a strong faith in the essential goodness of all in God’s creation which manifested itself in a desire to be of service to others, a generous spirit, a warm smile and easy laugh, and a liberal outlook.

Jerry was preceded in death by his sisters, Lavyne Boelter and June La Breck. He is survived by Betty, his wife of 72 years, a son Bradley (Jean), and daughters Margaret Sherman and Jane Klapoetke (Dennis).  He is further survived by his grandchildren Paul, Amy, Eric, Christopher, and Sara; his great-grandchildren Jonathan, Bethany, Carter, Tony, Pearl, and Indigo and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Agrace, especially Dr. Kingsley and Dr. Berger, for their compassionate care of Jerry and the family.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 308 Oneida St. Beaver Dam, WI on Friday October 24, 2014, Pastor Jeff Nicholas presiding.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM.  The service will begin at 11:00 AM with a luncheon to follow.

Burial will be at the Bateman Cemetery, Lafayette Township, Chippewa County, WI.

Memorials may be made to the Youth Lodge at Lake Lucerne Camp and Retreat Center or Agrace Hospice Care.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com

obituary
  • Tour de Marsh

    09/23/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • The Don Reilly Race the Parks Cardiac Run/Walk is now in its 11th year of honoring the memory of ...


  • Natural Soap Making

    09/23/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    Instructor: Mary Thomas Location: TAG Center Fee: $15 Per Person Registration Deadline: Septem...


  • Sam Fazio Trio

    09/23/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    Hip, elegant and bold, crooner Sam Fazio puts a wonderful new spin on the Great American Songbook...


  • Tour de Marsh

    09/24/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    09/24/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • Purpose Workshop

    09/24/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Research shows that people who know their purpose and can clearly articulate it can add up to sev...


  • Tour de Marsh

    09/25/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Tour de Marsh

    09/26/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Mom's Unite Evening Meet Up

    09/26/2017
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Tour de Marsh

    09/27/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Mom's Unite Morning Meet Up

    09/27/2017
    08:30AM — 09:30AM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    09/27/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • Tour de Marsh

    09/28/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Mom's Unite Active Play Meet Up

    09/28/2017
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    09/28/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • Flavors on Main Progressive Dinner Fundraiser

    09/28/2017
    04:00PM — 08:00PM

    Come support a local organization that is making waves, moving mountains & changing the community...


  • Books & Beer with Author Christine Keleny

    09/28/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    Join us as we talk with author Christine Keleny about her historical fiction novel "Rosebloom". S...


  • Tour de Marsh

    09/29/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    09/29/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...



High School Sports
Weekly Recipes