Bob passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at his home in Fargo at the age of 91.
Robert was born on March 24, 1925, the son of Martin and Theresia (Pratchner) Sherman in Fingal, ND. He grew up on the family farm and received his education in Fingal. At an early age, Bob began helping on the farm and worked there helping the farm continue while his older brothers were called into military service. Bob was united in marriage to Joyce Christianson on June 22, 1948. They made their home in Fingal until moving to Fargo in 1953 where they raised their family. He was well known for his number of years working at the Fargo Foundry as a Pattern Maker. In later years he worked for General Nutrition until his retirement.
Throughout the years Bob was a faithful devoted member of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo. He spent countless hours volunteering and sharing his talents in any way that he could. He was a meticulous craftsman and created several special projects for the church, many that can be seen today and at special holiday services. Bob displayed perfection in each and every project he did. He prayed the Rosary daily and was devoted to spending time at Adoration each week. He also had a passion for his model airplanes and his Gold Wing Motorcycle. Bob was very proud of all of his family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed life to the fullest.
Bob is survived by his children – Kathy Sherman of Fargo; Betty (Randy) Haugen of West Fargo, ND; Gary (Brandie) Sherman of Shelton, WA; and Jennifer (Jim) Guttu of Pembina, ND; nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his son Glenn, and his siblings.
FUNERAL MASS: 10 AM Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo – with a lunch to follow
VISITATION: 9-9:40 AM Tuesday at St. Mary’s
ROSARY: 9:40 Tuesday at St. Mary’s
BURIAL: 1:30 Tuesday at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Fingal