Phillip M. “Phil” Sherman, 77, Cromwell, passed away at 8:50 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at his residence. He was born on March 7, 1943, in Arcola, to Virgil and Edna (Butler) Sherman.
He graduated from Wolf Lake High School and lived most of his life in Whitley, Noble, and Kosciusko counties. He was married on April 2, 1965, in Columbia City, IN to Grace L. Bennett who survives. He worked at International Harvester in Fort Wayne and retired from International Harvester in Springfield, Ohio after 30 years of total service.
He attended Stone’s Hill Community Church in Ligonier and formerly attended Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Merriam, IN.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Sherman of Cromwell; three daughters: Michelle (Jack) Trammel of Syracuse, Deanna Bontrager of Millersburg, and Tammy (Dave) Green of Syracuse; two sons: Allen Sherman of Cromwell and John (Holly) Sherman of Columbia City; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; three sisters: Barbara Campbell of Garrett; Kathy (Jay) Hostetler of Milford; and Jennifer Patterson of Albion; three brothers: Norm Sherman of Churubusco, Willie (Salley) Sherman of Albion, and Ricky (Alicia) Sherman of Columbia City
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Dawn Sherman, son, Timothy Sherman, two grandsons, Neil and Richard Trammel, two sisters, Janice Mann and Nancy Sherman, five brothers – Clyde, Les, Mike, Paul, and Kerry Sherman.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. SR 15, Warsaw. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Memorial services will follow at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor George Cecil officiating.
Preferred memorials may be given to the 2 Hands Ministry. To send condolences to the family of Phil Sherman, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com