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Joseph W. Sherman

July 15, 1932 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Joseph Sherman Obituary

Joseph W. Sherman, 91, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 15, 1932, in Bellevue, OH to the late Joseph and Irene (Seibel) Sherman. Joseph graduated from Bellevue High School in 1950. He met his late wife Joann (White) Sherman in high school and married September 13, 1953. They devoted 67 years to each other. 

Joseph had a love for farming, starting with his father in Lyme Township. In 1958 he and his wife moved to Norwalk from Bellevue to continue growing the family and farm. He retired farming in 1993 at age 62. 

Joseph was a faithful member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was active in Soil and Water, Ohio Farm Bureau, and Junior Fair. He cherished family, celebrating many holidays at his home. He loved to travel with his wife Joann, especially in the motor home. He visited almost every state in the U.S., including Alaska, as well as Mexico and Canada. During these trips, they made numerous lasting friendships. He and Joann had also been to many places in Europe, China, and more. 

Joseph is survived by his four sons, Jeff, Jere, Jim (Jeanne), and John (Kelly) Sherman; his grandchildren, Chris (Maria) Sherman, Kyle (Lauren) Sherman, Tana (Brian) Hayes, Tyler (Rachel) Sherman, Tara Sherman, Jeremy (Larissa) Sherman, Jennifer (Keith) Welch, John (fiancée Emma) Sherman, Matthew (Jenny) Sherman, Alex Sherman and Kelsey (John) Mlinarcik; and his 14 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his wife Joann (White) Sherman. 
A visitation will be held on Monday, March 18, 2024, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, Ohio, 44857 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friends are also invited to visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, also at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, Ohio, 44857, the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online:, or Huron County Junior Fair, 940 Fair Rd., Norwalk, Ohio, 44857. Online expressions of sympathy to the family may be made by visiting: 

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March 18, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Peter Lutheran Church (Benedict Ave, Norwalk, Ohio)

March 19, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Peter Lutheran Church (Benedict Ave, Norwalk, Ohio)

Funeral Service
March 19, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Peter Lutheran Church (Benedict Ave, Norwalk)


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