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Richard Lee Sherwood

December 12, 1938 ~ May 30, 2018 (age 79)

Richard  Lee Sherwood, 79, of Union Mills, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at his home.  
Richard was born in Union Mills, IN, on December 12, 1938 to Wallace D. and Josephine  Elizabeth (Vitoux) Sherwood.  

On April 23, 1960 in Kingsford Heights, he married Nora Ann McVay who survives in Union Mills.  Also surviving are his beloved daughters, Deb (Carl) Rowe of La Porte, Linda (Todd) Wyman of Union Mills, Jo (Dale) Crook of La Porte, Denise (Mike) Fitzgerald of Ames, IA, Shari Monroe of Greenwood, IN, and Connie (Steve) Senne of Union Mills; grandchildren, CJ Rowe, Chelsie Troxel, Chance Rowe, Mikaela Wyman, Wyatt Wyman, Cody Wyman, Jordan Crook, Zachary Crook, Brianna Sullivan, Erika Maroon, Derek Fitzgerald, Josh Monroe, Jessica Monroe, Mitch Monroe, Jaxon Senne, A.J. Senne, and Clay Senne; great-grandchildren, Declan Troxel, Nora Troxel, Rhett Sullivan, Rylan Sullivan, Benjamin Crook, and Amelia Monroe; siblings, Jim Sherwood who is his best friend, Carol Lamb, and Chuck Sherwood. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bruce and Ed Sherwood. 

Richard was a lifelong farmer and took pride in keeping the family farm.  Richard was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, La Porte Knights Of Columbus, and the La Porte County Fair Committee.  He was a Union Mills girls softball coach and he loved watching his grandkids' games. 
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM (CT) on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center in La Porte with Father Jerry Schweitzer officiating.  Interment will take place following the service at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wanatah. 

A time of visitation will be held from 5 - 9 PM (CT) on Sunday, June 3, 2018 and from 10 AM (CT) until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.  

Memorial contributions may be directed to March of Dimes National Office, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY  10605 or Riley Children's Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509 c/o Cancer Department, or Union Mills Little League, c/o Richard Sherwood Family. 

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