Sherman-Booen-Obituary

Sherman P. Booen

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Being in th right place at the right times does good things. By pure luck 4+ Copies of Marine Wings and the video tape of the histories of VMF 213 and VMF 234 are in the Marine Corps University Archives at Quantico VA.
The tape and the books are now being used in a project telling of Marine Avation Reservists. I got the books and tape from Sherm and Llyle Bradley and they are not part of real hisgtory.
I grew up listening to Sherm the Disc Jockey and watching Wolrd of Avation.

I watched Sherm every week growing up in the Twin Cities. Even though I have never taken up flying, I have many good memories of watching his show. That is what the television medium was made for, and I thank Sherm for that.

Dear D’ette, Jeff, Bill & Booen Family:

We would like to express our hearfelt sympathy to all over the passing of Sherm. We fondly recall celebrating a few Marine Corps Birthday Balls with him and wife Mavis. It was an honor and a pleasure to do so. We hope it is a comfort to you that he is now with her, and dear daughter Boni.

Thank you Colonel Booen for your service to this country while serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the United States Marine Corps. ...

The good that men do DOES live after them. KATE radio is still on the air, Minnesota Flyer is still being published, and thousands of pilots inspired by Sherm still pass his enthusiasm for flight along.

That's a great gift to the aviation fraternity, and as close to immortality on Earth as most of will achieve.

What a privilege to have known such a fine man. I worked with Sherm when I was a director at WCCO, and later we shared announce booth duties. We had aviation in common since I was a laid-off NWA pilot and was fortunate to be able to work at WCCO during those times. What a pleasure to know and work with a legend!
He will be missed.

I've known Colonel Booen since 1962, when I was assigned to the Marine Air Reserve Training Detachment, at the Twin Cities Naval Air Station, as the public information NCO. He was a good friend, a good Marine and an avid and valuable supporter of Marine aviation.
I shall never forget him.

Clifton V. Stallings
Master Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (Ret.)

Ever since I was a little kid, talking to Sherm on my grandpa's ham radio, I was fascinated with his stories of aviation. Whether it was doing FAA Wings Safety Seminars together at Thunderbird Aviation and Planes of Fame, or the Airshows with Air Expo and Wings of the North, he was an inspiration to me, my grandparents, my dad, my kids, my uncles and everyone who knew him. Oh, how he will be missed.

Bob Luikens
Savage, MN

Colonel Booen was a dear friend. He always had a kind word to offer. And, as a mentor, good advice as well.
Sherm, may you rest in peace. You have been an inspiration to the Marine Corps Family in Minnesota. You will always be in our hearts.
Semper Fi,
Col. Dick and Ann Van Sickle
Marine Corps Coordinating Council, MN.

Sorry to hear the news. I remember watching "World of Aviation" on Sundays for many years. My deepest condolences to the family.

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Sherman's Obituary

Sherman Booen passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Funeral Home Services for Sherman are being provided by Gill Brothers Funeral Directors. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on April 7, 2011.