Dale J. Sherk
Dale J. Sherk
Feb. 10, 1924-Sept. 18, 2011
BREMEN — Dale J. Sherk, 87, of Bremen passed away Sept. 18, 2011 at the Elkhart Center for Hospice Care. Dale was born Feb. 10, 1924 in Bremen to Delbert J. and Alice G. (Albert) Sherk. He married Kathleen E. Wirt Dec. 31, 1943; she preceded him in death Feb. 28, 2007.
Mr. Sherk was a 1942 graduate of Bremen High School, playing on the basketball and baseball teams. He was a farmer all of his life but also worked for Studebaker from 1942-1952 and also Bowser Sand and Gravel from 1952-1962. Dale was a former member of the Bremen Masonic Lodge and was past president of the Bremen Lions Club. He was a sports enthusiast, supporting the Chicago Cubs, an avid card player and enjoyed working outside in his yard. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all his friends and family.
Mr. Sherk is survived by a daughter Linda (Jim) Moore of New Buffalo, Mich., a son Kevin Sherk and companion Rosalie Thacker of Bremen, a granddaughter, Amy (Clay) Hartsell of Raymore, Mo. and four great-grandchildren, Sierra, Josiah, Ashlyn and Lauren Hartsell all of Raymore, Mo. He is also survived by a special friend, Esther Hill of Bremen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Kathleen, an infant daughter, Teresa and a sister Agnes Grise.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 22 at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen and will be officiated by Pastor Kevin Miller. Burial will be in Bremen Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marshall County Red Cross, Elkhart Center for Hospice Care or the American Cancer Society.
The Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mishlerfuneralhomes.com.