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Lillian F. Sherd

08/01/1926

09/25/2021

Memorial Contributions

St. Jude Catholic Church

OSF Richard Owen

Hospice Home in Peoria

or

TLC Rosters Animal Shelter in Mackinaw

Lillian F. Sherd of Dunlap, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 4:17 AM at OSF Richard Owens Hospice Home. Born August 1, 1926, in Virginia Beach, VA to William Fred and Hattie Lee (Woodruff) Henley. Lillian met her future husband, Hervey E. Sherd USN at an USO dance. They were married July 4, 1946, in Virginia Beach. He passed away April 8, 1991. Her grandson Gregory Sherd also preceded her in death. Lillian is survived by her daughter, Linda (Roger) Hunter of Dunlap; son, Hervey E. (Janet) Sherd, JR of Richmond, VA; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Davis, Roger Hunter, JR, Hervey and his significant other (Daja Felton) Sherd III; four great grandchildren, Elizabeth Gangloff, Misty Mooberry, Aimee Mooberry, and Skylar Sherd; four great great grandchildren and several nieces. After high school, Lillian worked for the Bell Telephone Company as a switchboard operator. When working nights, she would plug into different Coast Guard stations along the coast and talk to the young sailors on duty. After marriage, she worked as a part-time operator. During their married life, Lillian and Hervey lived in several states due to him being a career Naval NCO. These include, Virginia Beach, Pensacola, Bermuda, Millington, Annapolis, San Diego and lastly Kodiak Island, surviving the earthquake and tsunami of 1964. She loved to watch the deer, squirrels and birds come into her backyard to eat the treats she provided, carrots, sugar beets, corn, etc. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 11 am at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Visitation there will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Deacon Roger Hunter will conduct that service. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Grand Rapids. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church, OSF Richard Owen Hospice Home in Peoria, or TLC Rosters Animal Shelter in Mackinaw. The family would like everyone to follow COVID protocol by wearing masks. Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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  1. Our prayers and love go out to Lillian’s family. She was a sweet, wonderful lady. Such a friend to my mom and all at Snow Church.

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