Seburn Sherman

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2000

Kenai resident Seburn "Cy" Sherman died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 82.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Kenai Bible Church. Pastor Ed Perry will officiate. Mr. Sherman's ashes will be buried in Holland, Mich., at a later date.

Mr. Sherman was born Oct. 16, 1917, in Plainfield Township, Mich., to Isaac and Henrietta (Hardenburg) Sherman. He worked as a railway express agent and later as a truck driver. After retiring from Holland Motors in the late 1970s, he volunteered with the Narramore Christian Foundation in Rosemead, Calif., for 10 years. While in California, he was an avid golfer.

Mr. Sherman moved to Alaska in 1989 and settled down near Kenai. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and bowling while living in Alaska.

"He loved the Lord and enjoyed studying the Bible, reading and worshiping with friends," the family wrote.

Mr. Sherman was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth (Bowman) Sherman; parents; brother, George; and sister, Alice Selesky.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Marie Olsen, of Kenai; daughters Dianne DeYoung of Holland, Mich., and Cherrill Canocelis of Frederick, Md.; sisters, Clara Mayo and Lillian Schwab, both of Owasso, Mich.; grandchildren, Susan, Ryan and Erin DeYoung, of Holland, Mich., and Sabrina Haverdink of Grand Rapids, Mich.; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law Shelly and Julian Tonning of Norfolk, Va., and Stacy and Satish Pattegar of Plano, Texas; great-grandchildren Grace and Julian Y. Tonning; stepchildren Yvonne and Paul Bergman, Leonard and Marsha Olsen, Wanda and Steve Lund, Martha and Mark Schouweiler and Sarah and Scott Nelson; and 15 step-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be sent to Mr. Sherman's wife, Marie Olsen, 52643 Solar Ave., Kenai, AK 99611.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapels.

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