TRAVERSE CITY — Dale Sherwood, formerly of Merrill, Mich., passed away at French Manor in Traverse City on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the age of 82 years.
The son of the late Lyle John and Alice Laura (Greening) Sherwood was born on Sept. 28, 1930 in Gratiot County, Mich. He married Maxine G. Ellis on April 17, 1954; who predeceased him on Feb. 15, 1990. He served in the U.S. Army in Berlin during the Korean conflict. Prior to his service and following his return he was employed by the Dow Chemical Co. until his retirement in 1982. After retiring from Dow he was a rural mail carrier and operated a lawn service with his brother Calvin. Throughout his life he enjoyed traveling and camping with his friends, and a campfire was a special place for him. Dale spent his final years at French Manor, surrounded by an incredible staff of loving people. He considered the residents his family.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Charlene Sherwood; two grandchildren, Jack and Nicole Sherwood; a sister, Yvonne (Melvin) Brow; brothers Arland (Brenda) Sherwood and Duane (Janet) Sherwood, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Calvin and sister-in-law Barbara.
Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at W. L Case and Company Funeral Chapel, in Merrill. Fr. Craig Carolan will officiate with burial at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Merrill. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Hospice of Northern Michigan or their favorite charity. www.casefuneralhome.com