Donald E. Sherfey

October 7, 1933 ~ April 15, 2022 (age 88)



 Donald E. Sherfey, 88, of Ogden passed away at 1:20 A.M. Friday April 15, 2022 at his home.

 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday April 20, 2022 at St. John Lutheran Church, Royal. Pastor Jay Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Royal. Visitation will be from Noon-2:00 P.M. at the church.

 Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. is in charge of arrangements.

 Don was born October 7, 1933 at Fairbury, IL. The son of William V. and Delsie (Billingsly) Sherfey. He married Marlene Anderson on October 31, 1952, she preceded him in death on January 1, 1993. He then married Norma (Sjuts) Olson on April 14, 1996 at Royal. She survives.

 He is also survived by his children; Kathy Ann (Charles) Dragoo of Champaign, Mark Sherfey of Royal. Three step-children Kathleen (Mark) Weckel of Urbana, Les (Tammy) Olson of St. Joseph, Lowell (Gail) Olson of Bloomington. Four grandcildren; Michael Guarnacci, Mandi Hartley, Molly Dragoo, Maxwell Dragoo. Eight step-graandchildren Tyson Weckel, Shelby Weckel, Jerrick Olson, Kamrie Currie, Erin Zubia, Nathan Elliott, Trevor Elliott, Caleb Elliott . Four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. One sister Jeanette (Earl) Winkleman of TX. Three brothers Bill Sherfey of Roberts, Jim (Pam) Sherfey of OH, Jerry (Janet) Sherfey of TN.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Dorothy Hoover.

 Don was a member of  St. John Lutheran Church, Royal, The F&W Flying Club,  Royal American Legion. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He lowered the flag every evening at St. John Lutheran Cemetery.

 Don worked at Hicks Gas, Sherfey Grain Bins and the Royal Elevator.

 He enjoyed working and most of all taking care of his family.

 Memorials may be made to the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Royal.

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April 20, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. John Lutheran Church

Funeral Service
April 20, 2022

2:00 PM
St. John Lutheran Church

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