Edward J. "Ted" Sherman

November 5, 1938 - January 15, 2017
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Belvidere, IL

Edward (Ted) Jess, Sherman, 78, of Belvidere, IL, passed away on Jan 15, 2017, in the loving presence of his family. The son of Thelma (Giffey) and Henry “Hank” Sherman. He was born on November 5th, 1938, in Sheyboygan, WI.  He married the love of his life and best friend, Joan Kurkowski on February 7, 1958.  Edward retired in 1998 from being a longtime dedicated driver for Cassens Transport in Belvidere and Secretary of Treasurer for Teamsters Local 325.

Being a proud brother of Teamsters 325, he sat on many committees and boards for the Local. He also served as President of Capron Rescue Squad, served as board member for the Belvidere Community Building, member of Coon Creek Casters and Belstone, and many other organizations. His love of adventure and the outdoors led him down many paths to include, boating, fishing, antique car and tractor restorations and endless other projects he tinkered in.

Here to cherish Ted’s memory are his loving daughter, Traci (Jason) Bender; son, Troy (Joyce) Sherman; granddaughter, Jeannine; and great- grandson, Arthur; family, Nancy Ostrander of Plainfield, Wis.; Nola (Jerry) Sell of Neenah, Wis.; Myra (Cal) Zwetz of Hancock, Wis.; Lyle Sherman of Poplar Grove, IL; Jack (Bernie) Sherman of Plainfield, Wis.; Harvey Sherman of Bancroft, Wis.; Dale (Joanie) Sherman of Bancroft, Wis.; Lorena Akins of Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews whom all loved him dearly.

Ted is preceded in death by the love of his life, Joan, who he loved dearly and cared for until the end; his mother and father; brothers, Fred Sherman and Pete Prentice; and sister in-laws, Linda and Teri Sherman.

A memorial service celebrating Ted’s life will be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL with Rev. Dean Parker officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6:15 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial can be made to the family. Feel welcome to come and celebrate Ted’s life, as he will be truly missed. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Visitation will be from 4 to 6:15 p.m. at the funeral home

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel


218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A memorial service celebrating Ted’s life will be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL with Rev. Dean Parker officiating

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In lieu of flowers, a memorial can be made to the family


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Born: November 5, 1938
Died: January 15, 2017

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Michael Czajka posted on 5/26/17

I'm sorry to hear of Ted's passing , he was a great man who helped me a lot through the years , you will be missed dearly by many who knew you , Rest in peace !


Ken and Karen Nelligan posted on 1/21/17

To the family , Ken and I would like to send our deepest sympathy for your loss. Ted was a dear friend of Kens in the Union for many many years. He will be greatly missed ..


Connie Farrell posted on 1/20/17

Our sincere sympathy to the family from all of us at the Clinton Kitchen restaurant in Clinton, WI, we will miss seeing Ted, always enjoyed him when he would come in. Always such a fun guy. Also, sorry to hear of his wife's passing.


Ronald R. Risher posted on 1/18/17

Sorry to hear of Ted's passing, my condolences to his family. I had the pleasure of working with Ted for a number of years and always respected his perspective relative to "carhaul" issues, he was a true leader in that industry. He will be missed. Ronald R. Risher VP, Labor Relations & Operations (Ret) Cassens Transport Company


Marc M. Pekay posted on 1/18/17

Ted Sherman was an amazing person who worked to protect the working person and better the lives of his beloved Teamsters Local 325. As the principal officer he made great strides in bettering the lives of the members. He was aggressive and considerate of others with a level head and a great sense of humor. I cherish the times we spent together and working with him. His work and life is an inspiration to all of us. He will surely be missed.


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Paula Rodrigues posted on 1/18/17

My prayers and thoughts go out to Uncle Ted's family at this time. I was fortunate to be able to meet. Wish I could have gotten to know him better. Love, Paula Rodrigues Rhode Island


Raymond and Anita Petrusky posted on 1/18/17

So sorry about your lost when it rains it pours our prayers are with the family


Ken and Karen Nelligan posted on 1/18/17

Ted will be missed by all of the lives he touched. He was a true friend who with all that was going on in his own life he still found time to call me to see how my battle with cancer was going. I will truly miss him. Our prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace Brother


Terry and Linda Jones Trimble posted on 1/18/17

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family


Kurt A Larson posted on 1/18/17

So sorry to hear that Ted passed. Truly a great man. Worked with him at Cassens and while I was a Bussiness agent I had the privilege to sit on the Carhaul committee with him. My heartfelt condolences to his family for your loss.


Wendy Hoopengarner posted on 1/17/17

You will be so missed by your family and friends...


Shirley McKenzie posted on 1/17/17

when i married richard ted and joan welcomed me into there family. Which i appreciated very much. therefore i really liked them to. i will always will miss them.


Shirley McKenzie posted on 1/17/17

I just talked to Ted last week. i am so sorry for your loss. with love and sympathy