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Sherman L. Holmes

April 06, 1955 - February 01, 2011



Sherman L. Holmes of Tustin died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 near Evart. He was 55. He was born April 6, 1955 in Cadillac to Doyle Leroy and Betty Irene (Small) Holmes. Sherman graduated from Pine River High School and had worked at Pine River Schools a total of 35 years and retired in May of 2010. After retiring he went back to logging and worked for K & K Forest Products. He had been on the Tustin Area Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Tustin. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, ice fishing and being outdoors.

Survivors include his daughters: Nicole (Jeremy) Boone of Findlay, Ohio and Danielle (Tim) Dole of Alexandria, VA; grandchildren: Lauryn, Kynndal and Gabriela Boone and Jackson Dole; sisters: Bonnie (Don) Lewis of Tustin, Penny (Keith) Daniels of Woodbury, TN and Darlene (Kevin) Lynn of Montgomery, AL and half-sisters, Jill Hadju, Meagan Holmes and Molly Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Leslie Boone in 2003 and a brother, Poncho Holmes in 1996.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 PM Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac with Reverend Paul Tomlinson officiating. Visitation will be today (Friday) from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Burdell Township Cemetery in Osceola County. Memorial contributions can be made to Pine River Area Public Schools or Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor, MI.

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  • Cindy Holmes - Feb 4th, 2011 8:18 am

    "I will miss your smiling face and your kind heart! Thanks for all the help you gave John and I with A.J.'s house and for the many laughs you gave us to keep us going! Give him a hug for me. I will pray for your family to have the strength to get through this! We'll all miss you! Rest In Peace!"

  • kelly peterson - Feb 4th, 2011 10:15 am

    "So many memories with Sherman! four wheeler rides and the swisher sweet hanging out his mouth, rest in peace. "

  • Daniel Brooks - Feb 4th, 2011 10:55 am

    "One fine gentleman whom I always enjoyed being around. "

  • Dennis J McInnis - Feb 4th, 2011 12:19 pm

    "As a boy,I spent my summers with his Father on the Holmes family farm.Im very sorry for the loss of Sherman to all of you who loved him.May He Rest In Peace"

  • Terry and Dorice Holmes Koetje - Feb 5th, 2011 9:44 pm

    "I was so sorry to hear of Sherman's unexpected death. I remember him best seeing him at the school working - always with a smile and willing to help in whatever way he could. What a fine example he set to so many students at Pine River. His family and those close to him our in our prayers."

  • Tammy L. Bass - Feb 5th, 2011 10:52 pm

    "don't remember you but i'm sure you were a great man..a holmes is a holmes..we are all great people.."

  • Chris Strang - Feb 13th, 2011 11:05 pm

    "Deer season will not be the same without you, I always enjoyed you company."

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