L. W. Sherman obituary

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not buried in Lyle
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Friday, October 5, 1917
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Old Settler Passed Away Monday

Lyle relatives and friends were notified Monday of the death of L. W. Sherman at his home in Minneapolis that morning after an illness of a couple of weeks. For thirty-five years he was prominently identified with the business and civic interests of Lyle and where he was financially interested until the time of his death, being vice president of the First National bank.

Loran W. Sherman was born in Mayville, N. Y., March 11, 1840. At the age of 16 he moved with his parents to Edgerton, Wis., where he lived until in 1864 when he enlisted in the 38th Wisconsin Volunteer Inft. He served under General Grant in several important battles and in '65 was wounded and discharged from the army. After the war in Iowa and in 1871 came to Lyle as a buyer for the Bassett-Huntting elevator company. At the same time he became proprietor in the lumbar and coal business which he continued until 1906 when he sold to John Norris. After retiring from business here, he moved to Minneapolis where he lived until his death. He served the people of Lyle as mayor for several terms, assessor, justice of the peace, clerk of the Board of Education and in many other trusted and honored places. Mr. Sherman was a man of keen intellect, of sterling character and was prompt and faithful to every trust. His word was as good as his bond.

He leaves besides his widow, a son L. A. of Austin and two daughters Mrs. P. Shepard of California and Miss Laura of Minneapolis.

The funeral was held at the house at 3:30 Tuesday and the body was sent to Edgerton, Wis., for interment on the evening train accompanied by the members of the family. O. H. Dahl attended the funeral.