Willis Sherman Funeral Held December 9

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Thursday, December 17, 1964
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Willis Sherman Funeral Held December 9

The village of Lyle and surrounding community was deeply grieved and shocked to learn of the unexpected death of Willis F. Sherman, 68, who succumbed to a heart attack Sunday night at the Mitchell County Memorial Hospital in Osage while visiting his brother, Walter.

Mr. Sherman, with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Walter Sherman, had spent the afternoon visiting his twin brother and were preparing to return Home when he was stricken. The doctor at the hospital was summoned, but deceased was beyond help. At the same time he suffered the fatal attack, his brother also had a heart attack.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 9 at the Worlein Mortuary in Austin at 1:30 p. m. with the Rev. M. H . Averbeck, pastor of the Bethel Alliance Church in Lyle officiating. Music was furnished by the Dahl Quartet accompanied by Mrs. Leola Dahl, organist. Burial was made in Woodbury cemetery in the family plot. Casket bearers were members of the American Legion Post of Lyle, with the military escort also by members of the Post.

Willis Francis Sherman was born October 15, 1896 at Lyle, the son of Jewett H. and Mary Ellen Sherman. He was reared in Lyle, and attended the Lyle schools, graduating in 1915. After his graduation he was employed by Mr. G. A. Hartson until his entry into the Armed services October 22, 1918, where he served in the Army until January 11, 1919 when he received his honorable discharge at Camp Dodge, Iowa.

Mr. Sherman was employed at the Chevrolet plant in Flint, Mich, for several years, then returned to Lyle and entered the poultry business which he operated for 22 1/2 years. At the time of his death he was engaged in the general trucking business.

Deceased was a charter member of the American Legion Post No. 105 of Lyle, and was a past commander and past historian of the organization. He was also a lifelong member of the Lyle Fire Dept. and affiliated himself with the Bethel Alliance Church. He was widely known and loved over a large area for his generous, pleasing personality and his loyalty to family and friends.

Survivors are his twin brother, Walter; also brothers, Edward B. Sherman and Stanton L. Sherman both of Wibaux, Mont, and nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Relatives attending the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Edward Sherman, Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Sherman, Wibaux, Mont, and others came from Mason City, Rockford and Carpenter, Iowa and the surrounding area.