Sherman Montgomery

Sherman Montgomery, age 92, of Carrington, ND, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Carrington Health Center in Carrington, ND.

Sherman was born on November 20, 1916, the son of William and Grace (Farques) Montgomery, Jr., at Carrington, ND. He attended country school in rural Carrington thru the 8th grade. Sherman farmed on the family farm for several years. In 1957, they bought their own farm near Lemert, ND. He worked with the George and Dale Linderman farm for many years. Sherman started farming with mules and horses and finished with air conditioned four wheel drive tractors.

Sherman was united in marriage to Merl Jean Miller on September 12, 1942, at Jamestown, ND, by Rev. McCoy.

Sherman enjoyed farming, was a member of Odd Fellow Lodge (Grand Master, and a Grand Patriot of the Encampment), served on the Longview School Board, the Foster County Credit Union Board, Carrington Senior Center, and was a long time member of the Federated Church and had served on various church boards.

Sherman is survived by his wife Merl Jean; six children, Jerry (Debbie) Montgomery, Anchor Point, AK; LaDonna (Richard) Hatch, Sykeston, ND; Vicki (Martin) Orgaard, Center, ND; Janell (Edward) Anderson, Carrington, ND; Mitch (Judy) Montgomery, Lincoln, NE; Kelly (Ginny) Montgomery, Ellsworth, IA; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Dresie, Lake Wales, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, three sisters, one grandchild and one great- grandchild.


Funeral Service: Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington, ND

Date and Time: Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Interment: Melville Cemetery, Melville, ND

Posted Condolences:

Name: Judy montgomery,mills

Date: March 2010

Message: Sherman Montgomery, He was my father's brother and I did not get to know him until the last 20 years or so in his life. After I met him and got to know him I grieved that I did not know him and his family as I was growing up. He was an example of an honest and kind person. He lives on in his wife and children and my thoughts are frequently with them.