Sherman was born on July 19, 1924 in Greenleaf, KS, the son of William and Luella Bennett and claimed his gift of eternal life in Heaven on February 10, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 64 years Ruby in 2009, and four brothers: Dean, Earl, Delmar and Carl.
Sherman worked for the Grand Trunk Western Railroad for 38 years, retiring as Trainmaster. He was also a partner in Drury and Bennett Landscaping.
Surviving are his 6 children, Robert (Janet) and Randall (Leah), Sandra (John) Schram, Annette (Thomas) DeMay, Linda (George) Wright and Barbara (Timothy) McQueen; brothers, Loren (Gerry) and Gerald; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion 40 et 8 where he was given the Honorary Chef de Gar award. He served on the committees of several Boy Scout Troops and was one of the original members of the North Lansing Electric Railroad Museum. He also drove 8 years for the “Road to Recovery” for the Red Cross. He especially loved traveling, woodworking, his flower garden, bird watching, and spending time with his family.
The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Lansing, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.