Ardean Shermo, 71 of Altoona, passed away peacefully at his home January
25, 2013 with his immediate family by his side. Jerry was born 11/24/1941,
son of Otis and Claire (Romundstad) Shermo in Eau Claire. Jerry is
survived by his loving wife Lorena Mae (Fedie) of 49 years, two sons, Jeff
(Amber) and Scott (Juanita) Shermo, and three grandchildren, Jorge, Juan
and Brandon. Brother Kenneth (Jane) Shermo, sister-in-law Nancy Shermo-Denton,
many nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends. He is preceded in death
by his parents Otis and Claire, siblings Leone and Lester and nephew
Jerry and Lorena were married 4/20/1963 at St. Henry's in Eau Galle, WI.
They raised their family in Altoona. He worked for Brown Co. Pope & Talbot
for forty four years. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus
and enjoyed volunteering at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Altoona in
which he joined the Catholic Faith in 1982. Jerry and Lorena did
everything together. They enjoyed making random trips to the casino, Door
County, and traveled often on cruises and to Arizona. Early on he loved
hunting, fishing and camping. We will not only miss Jerry's sense of
humor, but seeing his friendly smile while proudly displaying his
toothpick everywhere he went is something we will not forget.
A heartfelt thank you to the many doctors, nurses and health care
providers through Marshfield Clinic, Sacred Heart Hospital and St.
Joseph's Hospice for providing Jerry with the best care and support
throughout his battle with Cancer. In addition, the support we have
received from family, friends and neighbors goes beyond what we have ever
imagined. Our sincere thanks to all.
Funeral services will take place at 10 am on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at
St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1812 Lynn Avenue, Altoona, WI 54720. Father
Derek Sakowski will officiate. Entombment in the Chapel of Resurrection
Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery in Eau Claire will immediately follow the
Visitation will take place today, Monday, January 28, 2013 at Fuller
Speckien Hulke Funeral Home from 4-7 pm. A 7 pm prayer service conducted
by the Knights of Columbus will conclude the evenings visitation.
Visitation will continue at the church Tuesday morning from 9 am until the
time of services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Jerry's name to the Sacred
Heart Cancer Center, 900 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701.
Friends and family may offer condolences online at
Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home,3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701
is assisting the family with the arrangements.