Fort Wayne: Alfred F. Sherer, Sr. 101, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Alfred was born on June 10, 1919 in Grover Hill, OH to the late Earl and Minnie (Kohn) Sherer. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He married Helen M. (Jackson) Sherer on March 3, 1946 at his family home in Haviland, OH. and she preceded him in death July 14, 2009.
Alfred received his Bachelor in Science Degree from the University of Findley and later his Masters Degree from St. Francis in Fort Wayne. He started his teaching career at Wren H.S. and then Haviland H.S. in Ohio then on to Paulding H.S. in Paulding, OH. His final stop was at Eastside High School in Butler where he taught for 22 years retiring in 1980. When they were starting their family he did part-time jobs, he sold RenaWare Cookware, did farming, was night watchman at International Harvester and painted houses during the summer. He was a member of the Steuben County Church of Christ, York Rite Lodge in Auburn, DeKalb County Teachers Association and the Butler American Legion Post #202 in Butler. He served on the Transportation Board of the DeKalb County Council on Aging, Butler Library Board and the Butler Park Board. Alfred volunteered at his church by mowing the yard and cleaning the church. He also was a master gardener and would take pride in taking many things to the DeKalb County Fair every year.
Surviving are two sons; Alfred “Frank” Franklin (Judy) Sherer, Jr. of Indianapolis, IN and Jerry (Debbie) Sherer of Rathdrum, ID. three daughters; Linda (Marty) Quick of Angola, Vickie (Keith) Johnson of Cadillac, MI. and Tammy Sherer of Fort Wayne. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Helen, two great-granddaughters and one sister; Ida Ann Weisman.
No Visitation or Services at the Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at Blue Creek Cemetery, rural Haviland, OH.
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Family requests memorials to be given in memory of Afred F. Sherer, Sr. to the donor’s choice.
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Arrangements and assisting the family have been entrusted to H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home of Butler.
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