Charlotte (Shirley) T. Sherrard, 86, Waite Park
June 20, 1928 - February 22, 2015
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Charlotte Sherrard who died Sunday at the St. Cloud VAMC with her family at her side. The Rev. LeRoy Scheierl will officiate and burial will be at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Friends and relatives may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and Thursday, February 26 from 11:30 – 12:30 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. St. Augusta American Legion Post #621 will pray at 6:00 p.m. followed by St. Paul Parish prayers at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Charlotte (Shirley) Theresa Sherrard was born June 20, 1928 in Maple Lake to Henry and Amelia (Latour) Mavencamp. She graduated from Maple Lake Public Schools with the Class of 1946. She was a 1 Yr. Graduate of the New York Foundling Pediatric Nursing School. She joined the Navy Waves in January 1949 and served as a Nurse at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital until December of 1950. There she met her husband (US marine) Herbert Huron Sherrard of 37 years. They were married on October 14th, 1950 at Holy Family Church (Chicago). She and her husband made many moves during their marriage having lived in Louisville KY, Jacksonville, NC, Philadelphia, PA, Walker, MN, Bemidji, MN and finally St. Cloud, MN. Charlotte was a member of Waves National, St. Augusta American Legion, Crosier Apostolate, and St. Cloud ARC. Inspired by her oldest son Herbie’s mental handicap she dedicated most of her life to helping the mentally handicapped. She was past president of the St. Cloud ARC. She volunteered for 20 years at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center Pharmacy. She enjoyed family, friends, reading and doing word find puzzles.
She is survived by four children, Herbert Jr. of Cold Spring, Peter (Kathleen) of Waite Park, Christopher (Marie) of Rosemount, Amelia of St. Cloud; eight grandchildren, Paul, Kyle, Cameron, Bryce, Logan, Thomas, Courtney, and Steven; four great-grandchildren, Ethan, Lucas, Kyle Jr., and Grace; siblings, Mary Elliott of Chaska, Pete (Charlene) of Maple Lake, Jack of Oregon, Barbara Koshiol of St. Augusta, Kathleen (Tom) Mooney of Maple Lake, and Emily (Ken) Rachel of Maple Lake.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Huron Sherrard (1988); grandsons, Erich Ryan, Dalton Christopher; sister Genevieve Aritt ; brother, William Mavencamp.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons; Paul, Kyle, Cameron, Bryce, Logan, Thomas, Courtney and Steven.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to WACOSA or the St. Cloud VA Medical Center.