TV Link2

Sentinel E-edition | subscription services | contact us/forms | advertise | help wanted | classifieds | public notices | realtors
The Rochester Sentinel. | Rochester, IN

Thursday, April 28, 2016

About us
E-edition, how to set up
Local links
What's Happening calendar
Area churches
School announcements
Joke of the day

W.S. Wilson special projects
Local military

Considered Comment
JKO books
History of Rochester
Early Manitou views
Early Rochester scenes

Fulton County bike routes
Nickel Plate Trail Map
Fulton County map
Rochester city map
Culver Map

Honor Roll of Businesses 15-16
Spring Sports 16
Child Abuse Prevention Month 16

home : obituaries : obituaries April 28, 2016

5/27/2014 8:00:00 AM
H. Weldon Sherrard Jr.
March 18, 1924 - May 22, 2014

H. Weldon Sherrard Jr., 90, Rochester, passed away at 2:28 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

He was born on March 18, 1924, in Deedsville, the son of the late Henry Weldon Sherrard Sr. and Opal Lial (Durbin) Sherrard. On Feb. 22, 1948, in Macy, he was married to Mary Jeanne Musselman. She preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 1998, after celebrating 50 years of marriage. Weldon and his wife were active members of the Macy community and were members of the Macy Methodist Church, Macy Order of the Eastern Star, and Macy Masonic Lodge.

Weldon was a World War II U.S. Navy Seabee veteran who proudly served in the 1st Special Construction Battalion in Guadalcanal, New Zealand, and Japan during the South Pacific campaign. After his discharge from the Navy, he returned home to his family business, H.W. Sherrard & Son, an excavating contractor business. He owned and operated Poulan Chain Saw Sales and Service for over 30 years. He retired from sales at Louderback Chevrolet and Buick, Rochester.

He was a life member of the Rochester Kiwanis Club, serving as lieutenant governor and two-time president. He was a life member of the following organizations; South Bend Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Shrine, National Rifle Association, American Legion, and American Motorcyclist Association. He was also a member of the following organizations; Disabled American Veterans, Indiana Sheriff's Association, Fulton County Airport Board, during the construction of the new airport, and a founding member of Rochester Toastmasters.

Weldon enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was an avid go-cart racer and won many national championship titles. He was a loyal Notre Dame women's basketball fan and season ticket holder. He enjoyed pheasant hunting in South Dakota and spent hours mowing his yard and expanding the pull-behind mowers.

Survivors include his two daughters, Debbie and husband James Arnett, Rochester, and Vickie and husband Steve Coplen, Rochester; five grandchildren, Jenny and husband John Shaw, Rochester, James Weldon and wife Rebecca Arnett, Valparaiso, Jason and wife Tiffany Arnett, Fort Wayne, Hayley Zinsmaster, Logansport, and Luke Sherrard Zinsmaster, Indianapolis; three great-grandchildren, Jimmy and Bram Arnett, Valparaiso, and Aleah Arnett, Fort Wayne; one sister, Betty Thousand, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Donald Gene Sherrard, infant sister, Miriam Sherrard, and brother-in-law, L.D. Thousand.

Memorial service, along with Masonic service, is to be conducted Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. James Weldon Arnett officiating. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Plainview Cemetery, Macy, where military graveside services will be conducted. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans House, Indianapolis, Indiana, or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Article comment by: Connie Sutton

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Keeping you and your family in prayer.
God bless, Connie

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Article comment by: Rex Sims

Welden was a one of a kind, great man, wonderful friend.We go-carted together on the dirt and took many pictures of us with the trophies in his garage.
A real Mason, a true friend, he deserves the highest praise you can give a man. "He was a good guy".
We have pleasant memories of good times together. God bless Welden and his family.

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Submissions to this site are not automatically accepted. They are subject to review, which might delay their appearance. Obscenity and personal attacks are not considered appropriate for this site.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

Latest Rochester, Indiana, weather

weather sponsored by
Smith Farm Store

Top Ads
Chamber Page Sponsors
Adopt a BFF
Church Page Sponsors
First Federal - Radio Show
Trump for President
Life Care Center
Vote for Jeri Good

Top Jobs
Peabody Retirement Community
Peabody Retirement Community
Jobsite Mobile Offices
Pro Resources

Recipe Central 2015

© 2016 The Sentinel Corporation
118 E. Eighth St. P.O. Box 260 • Rochester, IN 46975 • 574-223-2111

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved