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Dale Sherman

September 10, 1936 — May 24, 2018

Dale L. Sherman, 81 of Lexington, Nebraska, died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Kearney Regional Medical Center. Dale was born September 10, 1936, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Irving and Elsie (Westmeyer) Sherman. He attended school in Lexington and graduated with the class of 1955. Dale enjoyed square dancing and that is where he met Jo. Dale was united in marriage to Elinore Jo McFarren on August 23, 1959, in Cozad, Nebraska. Three children were blessed to this union: Ken, Cindy and Tim. The family lived on the farm just outside of Lexington where Dale farmed all of his life. Dale has lived in the same house his entire life except for about the first year of marriage. Dale loved working with kids, teaching and coaching sports. He spent many years at the Lexington Junior High coaching boys and girls basketball. He also spent many summers coaching boys baseball and girls softball. Dale was a passionate sports fan, especially with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the Kansas City Royals and the Lexington High School teams.  Golfing was one of his favorite pastimes and he made many friends throughout the years playing at the Overton Golf Course.  After helping construct the new greens from the original sand greens, Dale became a lifetime member of the course. He also served as President and Treasurer of the Overton Golf Course.  As an avid card player, he played Pitch with his friends at the Grand Generation Center in Lexington and enjoyed a good game of Pinochle.  Dale and Jo spent over 50 years playing Pinochle with the same group of friends.Dale served on the District 25 School Board for eight years and was a 4-H Leader for the Horseshoe Bend Club for many years.  As a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, he served as a Deacon and Elder and belonged to the Clipper Ship Mariners group. Dale is survived by his wife, Elinore Jo Sherman of Lexington, Nebraska; two sons, Ken (Janet) Sherman of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Tim (Shannon) Sherman of Wichita, Kansas; one daughter, Cindy (Tom) Goodman of Phoenix, Arizona; nine grandchildren; one brother, LeRoy (Rose Marie) Sherman of Lexington, Nebraska; two sisters, Thelma (Dick) Hald of Curtis, Nebraska and Eileen (Murl) Tiede of Elwood, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother and a nephew, David Hald. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Pastor Eddie Mariel, officiating. Visitation will be on Monday, May 28, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Interment will be held prior to the Memorial Service on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Grand Generation Center or Dawson County 4-H. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
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