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Esther I. (Ohlwine) Sherman

July 29, 1935 ~ March 28, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

Esther I. Sherman, 86, of Arcola, passed away on March 28, 2022, at Miller's Merry Manor in Columbia City. 

She was born in Churubusco, on July 29, 1935, to the late Idris and Lois (Fey) Ohlwine.  She spent her formative years in Churubusco, graduating from Churubusco High School in 1954.

She retired from Essex and United Technologies in Columbia City in 2001, after 35 years of service.

She was a member of the Churubusco American Legion Post #157 Axillary. 

Esther enjoyed reading and talking on the phone.

Esther is survived by two daughters, Stephanie (Edward) Greer and Laura (Bill) Auer; two sons, Curt and Brad Sherman; two brothers, Herb (Joyce) Ohlwine and Bruce (Sue) Ohlwine; three sisters, Carol Pontius, Jane Poinsett, and Darlene (Cory) Hauser; two sisters-in-law, Suzanna Ohlwine and Maud "Eleanor" Ohlwine; seven grandchildren, Molly Rittenhouse, Ben Greer, Andrew Greer, Dustin Auer, Brady Auer, Maggie Auer and Josh Rexwinkle; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Ohlwine and Homer Ohlwine; two brothers-in-law, Lee Pontius and Larry Poinsett.

Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco Chapel, on Saturday, April  2, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service.
  
The family will also receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, April 1, 2022, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Burial taking place at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

Memorials to the Churubusco American Legion Post #157.

Online note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.

To send flowers to Esther's family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Public Viewing
Friday
April 1, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Public Viewing
Saturday
April 2, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 2, 2022

10:00 AM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
April 2, 2022

Christian Chapel Cemetery
U.S. 33 just West of State Road 9
Merriam, IN 46701

Donations

Churubusco American Legion Post 157
Churubusco IN 46723

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