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1924 Donald 2017

Donald Sherman

October 12, 1924 — May 31, 2017


Donald Sherman, former Rose resident, age 92, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at his home in Lyons, New York with his family at bedside.

Don was born October 12, 1924 in Huron. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Louise Shufelt on January 4, 1947. Don often said he had “survived damn near everything in his life from a depression to a world war to all the challenges that nine decades of life hands a person. He was known affectionately by his family and friends as “Dusty.”

Don served in the United States Army as a Private First Class with the 1285th Engineer Combat Battalion in Europe during World War II. He earned the American Theater Medal, EAME service medal with Bronze Service Star, the Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal for his service to our country. He was a truck driver, independent at one time with his own tractor trailer, and finished his working career as a finish carpenter with Ameele Construction. Don followed the New York Yankees religiously for eight decades, and loved following and attending NASCAR races. He was an avid and skilled bowler leading leagues in the county frequently. There was hardly a Western book or movie he missed in his ninety years. In his retirement, he used his woodworking skills to build wood and furniture pieces for his family and to sell at local craft shows.

He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Neta (Davis) Sherman of Huron, and his beloved wife, Dorothy, who he tragically lost to cancer in 1981.

He is survived by his three children: Patricia Lafler of Clyde and her children Eric (Jessica) Lafler and Kim (Josh) Jones; Richard (Gail) Sherman of Williamson and their son Korey (Amanda) Sherman; and Sue (Dennis) Caves of North Rose and their children Josh Caves, Ashley (Jessica) Caves, and Tara (Earon) Learo. He has 18 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. His step brother, Gene Sherman, of Newark survives him as well. Dusty will also be fondly remembered by his friend Debbie who shared the last twenty years with him.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

At his request, family will meet at his graveside for a private memorial service.

Arrangements are by Farnsworth-Keysor Funeral Home, North Rose.

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