Verona--Sheldon H. Herrington, age 96, of Verona, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Four Winds Manor Nursing Home where he had resided for the past 4 ½ years.
He was born in April 1920, the son of the late Walter and Helene (Maurer) Herrington. Sheldon was married to Irma Fischl on May 20, 1945. They farmed with his father in the early years of their marriage. He also worked for many years for both the U.S. Post Office, retiring in 1989, and for the Verona Schools.
Sheldon was a kind, quiet, gentle, patient, intelligent man and a friend to all who knew him. His family was his life. He loved his woodworking projects and built both his parent's and his own home. He was a hard worker, and could build or fix anything. He enjoyed and collected Model HO trains. He liked to travel by train so he could relax and enjoy the countryside.
Sheldon is survived by two children, Gordon (Linda) Herrington, Gail Herrington; six grandchildren, Lisa Shrader, Laura (Steve) Hall, Leanne (Robbie) Neild, Lynda (Eric) Shrader, Luke (Renee) Richardson, Lanee (Luke) MacLean; seventeen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Anna May Rhiner; and nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 65 years, Irma; daughter and son-in-law, Garnett and Jerry Richardson; and brother-in-law, Julian Rhiner.
The family extends their gratitude to Four Winds Manor staff for their loving care of Sheldon and to Agrace HospiceCare for their kindness and care in his last days.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Ryan Funeral Home, 220 Enterprise Road, Verona with Rev. Ken Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Verona Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Service. Memorials may be directed to Agrace HospiceCare, Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711 or to St. John's Lutheran Church, 322 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
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