John K. Sherck

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4/27/2017 15:00:00

4/27/2017 15:00:00

John K. Sherck, age 90, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Willows at Willard Care Center. He was born on September 30, 1926 in Willard to the late Virgil and Thelma (Carr) Sherck. He was a 1944 graduate of Willard High School and then enlisted in US Navy serving as a signalman during WWII. Mr. Sherck had farmed and done custom butchering in his earlier years. He then worked as a conductor/brakemen for the former Chessie System and retired from CSX Railway. He and his late wife, Nancy, enjoyed traveling in their RV, had lived in the California mountains panning for gold and managing a camp for Northwest Territories. He aslo enjoyed motorcycling and fishing and canoeing in Canada.
He is survived by three sons, Michael Sherck of Willard, Gregory (Shirley) Sherck of North Fairfield, and William Sherck of Willard; a step-daughter, Michelle Shepherd of Lakeview, OR; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis (Miller) Sherck; his second wife, Nancy (Androsac) Sherck; and a brother, Keith Sherck.
No visitation or funeral services will be observed at this time. Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at


Michelle Shepherd - May 28, 2017

John was the only father I ever knew and my life was better because he was in it. He was a great husband to my mom and a great human being. I’m missing you and Mom so much, Dad.

Tom Dupee - Apr 29, 2017

I have nothing but good thoughts of John. Working with him on the railroad, or as a man, I looked up to him. My condolences to the family.

Ed and Pam Rice - Apr 28, 2017

Mike and Greg are condolences are with you. God bless you all

Don Tschanen - Apr 28, 2017

So sorry for your loss Mike.

Gary & Trish West family - Apr 28, 2017

Mike, Greg & Bill, Sorry for your loss, I have so many fond memories growing up in Steuben & the times spent at your farm, especially swimming, the tree house & the rope, when I returned from the Navy I worked with John a few times on the R/R, he was always helpful & nice to me. It sounds like he had some great times after his retirement. Please accept our condolences.