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Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2007 12:00 am

PIERCE - Durword "Mick" Sherman, 80, Foster, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Osmond General Hospital.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce.


He was born Feb. 20, 1927, at Oakdale to Lloyd Sherman and Velda Clark. He was baptized June 6, 1954, at Zion Lutheran Church, Creighton.

He was married to Joyce Kahny on Feb. 20, 1954, at Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Pierce.

He attended District 69 in Boone County through the eighth grade, then attended Closter High School for two years, graduating from Tilden High School in 1944.

They lived west of Foster where they farmed and milked cows. In 1961, they moved south of Foster where he continued to farm and drive a semi truck, doing long-distance hauling. In 1974, Mick was named a member of the DeKalb Yieldmasters Club for producing 139.62 bushels of corn per acre at his farm.

In later years he worked for Einung Sand and Gravel Pit in Norfolk. In 1981, they sold their farm and moved into Foster, where he was currently residing. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Pierce County from 1982 until he retired in 1990.

In August of 1990, Mick traveled to Germany, Switzerland and many other European countries with Rod and Marilyn and helped them celebrate their third wedding anniversary in Germany. After his retirement from the county, he helped his son-in-law, Rod, farm north of Norfolk for many more years.

He enjoyed coming to the farm every day (even in blizzard conditions) and checking on the progress of the crops and livestock. He also had to bring daily treats down for the dogs and cats. On Aug. 6, he entered Osmond General Hospital with pneumonia where Dr. Johnson and the wonderful nursing staff took extra special care of him during his extended stay of 89 days. He departed this life on Nov. 3, 2007, at Osmond General Hospital at the age of 80 years, 8 months, 11 days. At the time of his death Mick was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Pierce.

Survivors include twin daughters Marilyn and husband Rod Zwygart of Norfolk and Carolyn Sherman of Norfolk; twin grandchildren Jaron and Tori Dock of Norfolk; sister Gwen Mattson of Pierce; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Lucille Schnoor of Wayne, Darrell and Nancy Kahny of Osmond, Carol and LeRoy Topp of Pilger and many other nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, wife Joyce on Oct. 12, 1988, sister and brother-in-law Sharon and Kenny Nelson, nephew Rodney Mattson and brothers-in-law Allen Mattson and Vernon Schnoor.

The Rev. Gordon Bruce will officiate.

Music will be by organist Mrs. Dottie Ahlers, the congregation and soloist Rick Higgins.

Casket bearers will be Jaron Dock, Roger Mattson, Kyle Mattson, Dwight Kahny, Dana Kahny, Gene Topp, Dustin Topp, Mark Nelson.

Honorary casket bearers will be Roy Zautke, Kenny Bowling, Bob Craft, Dale Butterfield, David Polt, Gerard Polt, Darrell Kahny, LeRoy Topp, Larry Rathjen, Rick Walton.

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