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Ellen Sherman

Ellen Margaret Sherman, a life time resident of Carrington, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the age of 82.


Ellen was born on October 27, 1933, in Carrington. She was the only child of Cornelius and Mary Gruntjes


Ellen was married to the love of her life Russell Sherman Sr. on September 25, 1951, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Fayette, Iowa. She had three great loves in her life; The Lord, her husband Russell, and her large family.


Ellen is survived by 8 children, Margaret Forsberg, Kathy Johnson, Rusty Sherman, James Sherman, Glenn Sherman, Mike Sherman, Dan Sherman and Karin Sherman. She is survived by over 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


She is preceded in death by Russell, her husband of 61 years, and her granddaughter Heather (Sherman) Kurtz.



Thursday, March 31st: Rosary at 6:45PM with Vigil Service at 7:00PM,

all in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND


Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND


Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10:30AM


Carrington Cemetery

Posted Condolences:

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Name: Jennifer Gast

Date: 04/01/2016

Message: Thoughts and prayers sent to the entire Sherman family. I was lucky enough to be friends and classmates with two of Ellen's granddaughters. If you were a friend of her grandchildren, you were treated like family! Many fond memories spent at Grandma Ellen's.



Name: Craig Renshaw

Date: 3/30/2016

Message: Ellen treated me like family from the first day I met her.  I always felt welcome in her home and will miss her very much.  I am extremely blessed to have had her as a Grandmother-in-law for as long as I did.  I am glad she is with Russ now, whom I also miss.  Thank you Ellen and Russ for being so good to me and accepting me into your family.



Name: Diane Kuske Schmidt

Date: 3/26/16

Message: Ellen was very influential in my early life and a great encourager to me all throughout my life! I know she leaves a void in the lives of many people - her family, friends, community, church. My condolences to the family! I wish I could be there to join you in the celebration of her life!

Diane (Kuske) Schmidt



Name: Antonetta (Waliser) Smith

Date: 3-25-2016

Message: Thoughts and Prayers to the Sherman Family.  I knew Ellen since I was a little kid, she and my sister Arlene were best friends in their high school days. Ellen always had a smile for everyone.  (Toni "Waliser" Smith)



Name: Kristie (Albrecht) Tjon

Date: 3/24/2016

Message: My deepest condolences to all of Ellen's family at this sad time.  I will remember Ellen fondly, as she was just a gem to me when I was growing up and spending time with Buffy and Mindy.  Rest in peace Ellen



Name: Lori Martin

Date: 3/24/2016

Message: My condolences to the family. I'm sure Heather was there to welcome her home!



Name: Rev. LeRoy E. Clementich

Date: 3/24/16

Message: My sincerest condolences to the whole Sherman family. On Easter Sunday I will celebrate Mass for both Ellen and her deceased husband Russell With Love

Father LeRoy Clementich (cousin)