Gene Sherman Nov. 10, 1927 - July 4, 2014 NILES - Gene Sherman, 86, of Niles, passed away at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville on Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born on November 10, 1927, to the late Clifford and Neva (Linsey) Sherman in Coldwater, Michigan. In 1952 Gene married Ida May Meyers at a ceremony in Sidman, Pennsylvania. In 1948 he enlisted in the Army National Guard and served for many years as a tank commander before his honorable discharge in 1957. He went on to work for Borden delivering milk, and also at Hover Trucking of Niles. Gene loved the outdoors; he enjoyed traveling, camping, scuba diving, and was very gifted at woodworking. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Neva; wife, Ida May Sherman; and sister, Eva Taylor. He is survived by three sons, Robert (Kelly Weir) Sherman of Mishawaka Indiana, Ronald (Ruth) Sherman of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and Russell Sherman of Bradenton, Florida; two sisters, Charlotte Shemel of Michigan, Sonya Marsh of California; and one brother, Clifford Sherman Jr. of Michigan. In keeping with Gene's wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at Silverbrook Cemetery at 11:00 am on July 21, 2014, where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife of 61 years. Those wishing to leave a message to the family or upload a photo of Gene may do so on our website at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on July 16, 2014