A celebration of life service for LeRoy Robert Sherlock was held March 7 at the Jefferson Elks Lodge, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson was in charge of these arrangements.
Beth DeMoss, Kevin Sherlock and Sue Sherlock provided a time of sharing.
Honorary casket bearers were: Kevin Sherlock, Roger Sherlock, Steve Sherlock, Gene Sherlock, Kirk Sherlock, Jeff Fulton, Darren Bishop, Randy Harter, Terry Long, Phil Costible, Lance Dzuris, Jarrod Rumley and Chris Stampe.
Following the service was a time of lunch and fellowship at the Elks.
LeRoy Robert Sherlock, son of Julius Henry Sherlock and Anna Marie Nilles Sherlock, was born May 27, 1946, in Remsen and died Feb. 23 at the Greene County Medical Center.
LeRoy was the 12th born out of 14 children. He attended St. Mary Catholic School in Oyens and then graduated from Remsen High School in 1964.
After high school he worked on the family farm until he moved to Jefferson in 1965. He lived with his brother, Jerry, and his family. He worked shortly with his brother for Shriver Construction while also serving in the Army National Guard.
LeRoy and Claudette Marie May were united in marriage on Nov. 11, 1967, in Grand Junction. The couple lived in an apartment in Jefferson, then built their new home in 1976 with the help of Claudette’s father, Art May, and her brothers. They were blessed with a daughter, Jennifer, and son, Jason.
LeRoy worked for Quad States for 20 years and Hoffman Construction for 19 years constructing concrete grain silos and steel grain bins. He retired in 2014.
Every Labor Day for the past eight years, family would arrive with their campers in tow for “Lee Fest” to grill, stay up late and have fun! LeRoy liked watching John Wayne movies and Larry The Cable Guy. He collected logo hats and pendulum clocks. LeRoy and Vinnie Monahan grew tomatoes and made salsas, sauerkraut, juice and pickled beets.
Friends were always stopping by the garage for cards or just to visit. In the winter, they would have the wood burning stove going. He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting.
LeRoy is survived by his wife, Claudette Sherlock, of Jefferson; daughter Jennifer Lane (Claire Jr.), of Eldora; son Jason Sherlock, of Jefferson; two granddaughters: Allison and Andrea Tucker; two brothers: Alfred “Sonny” Sherlock, of Remsen, and Cyril Sherlock (Phyllis), of California; six sisters: Helen Rolling, of Kingsley; Loretta “Tiny” Hoss, of LeMars; Mary Fulton (Bob), of LeMars; Julie McElhaney (Jim), of Sioux City; Esther Shrader (Tom), of LeMars; and Norine Harvey (Keith), of Remsen; two special nieces: Beth DeMoss and Sue Sherlock; sister-in-law Zelda; his favorite pet and garage buddy, Sage; sisters-in-law: Gloria “Jeannie” May Clifford, Susan May Worley (Larry), Teresa May Manring (Randy), Karen May McCleeary, Susanna Stampe Hoffman, Kathrina “Kat” Stampe Zieser (Kelvin) and Paulette Stampe; brothers-in-law: Joseph May (Carol), Mathias “Mickey” May (Lana), Daniel May (Sheree) and Christian “Chris” Stampe (Peggy).
LeRoy is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers and brothers-in-law: Mark Rolling; Rosie and Paul Kurth; Dick Hoss; Doris and Kenny Rolfes; Jerry and Judy Sherlock; Ray Sherlock; Pat and Jan Sherlock; other relatives and friends.
Memorials in his name may be sent to Hastings Funeral Home, P.O. Box 204, Perry, IA 50220.