Sherman Henry Weikel

March 29, 1924 ‒ October 24, 2005

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Sherman H. Weikel, 81, of Main Street, Bellville, died Monday evening October 24, 2005 in The Cleveland Clinic, following a short illness.

He was born March 29, 1924 in Monroe County, West Virginia, to Virdie and Mattie (Matney) Weikel, moved to Chesterville in 1939 and was graduated from Chester Franklin High School that year.

Sherman was a WWII Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater. His years of active duty and service in ready reserves totaled more than 40.

He had worked in the maintenance department of the General Motors plant in Ontario, retiring in 1982 with 29 years of service.

Sherman was a life member of Robert L. Castor Post #5101, a member of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, Al Koran Shriners, Grand Lodge of F&AM of Ohio, Bellville Lodge #376 (Past Master), Richland County Scottish Rite, and Fleet Reserve Branch #319, Mansfield.

Woodworking and wood carving projects consumed much of his time ~ and he delighted in making gifts of his projects.

Sherman also spent quite a bit of energy renovating homes, maintaining his own, and puttering in his flower garden.

He is survived by his wife Doris (Wheatcraft) Weikel, whom he married November 23, 1946; a son Dennis Weikel of Bellville; four grandchildren and their spouses Justine and Dave Isaman of Lexington, Brandy Dunken of Ontario, Shawn and Lourdes Weikel of Mansfield, and Renee and Doug Monross of Strongsville; seven great grandchildren; a brother Eugene Weikel of Chesterville; and a sister Thelma Rogers of Linside, West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Linda Kratzer; a grandson James Rollins; a brother Marshall Weikel; and two sisters Naomi Steagall and Edna Hatfield.

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 27, 2005 from 4-7 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Friday at 11 am. Pastor Marvin Gasman will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Oak Grove Memorial Park. Irvin Hiskey Post #535 American Legion, Bellville, will provide military honors.

Memorial contributions to the Jefferson Township-Bellville Rescue Squad may be made at the funeral home.