It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Deana (Henrichs) Sherman on January 30, 2022 at the age of 85. She left us while resting peacefully with family by her side at her home in Rockville, Nebraska. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 4, 2022 at Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City with Reverend Lori Stevens officiating. Interment will be held at the Verdurette Cemetery at Wiggle Creek. Visitation will be one hour before service. Memorials will be designated by the family. The funeral service will be livestreamed on the Higgins Funeral Home Facebook page. The direct link is http://facebook.com/Higgins-Funeral-Home-111005270563508.
Deana M. (Henrichs) Sherman was born in Erickson, Nebraska to John and Wilma (Meese) Henrichs. Deana grew up and attended school in Grand Island, Nebraska. She met her loving husband, Norman Sherman during a blind date. They married January 1, 1952 and Deana moved to the Sherman farm where they lived and created many memories together for 70 years.
Deana lived a full life as a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Throughout her life she was a proud farm wife who worked alongside her husband in the field and kept books for the family business. She was an income tax assistant for Fisher Insurance, earned her high school diploma in 1974, became manager of the cafeteria for Ravenna Public School, volunteered at her local precinct during elections and traveled Sherman County doing census. Deana loved to garden, sew, crochet, tat, make Christmas ornaments, ballroom dance, cook, decorate cakes, and bird watch. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Deana is survived by her beloved husband, Norman; her children, Sandi (Mike) Sherman-McNiff of Lincoln; Sheri Sherman-Jorgensen of Hazard; Dee Sherman Helton of Waco, TX; N. Dean (Jane) Sherman of Rockville; Tammie (Craig) Sherman-Vollmer of Grand Island; sister, Janice Henrichs and brother, John D. (Sharon) Henrichs of Colorado. She held a special place in her heart for 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one step grandchild, and 7 step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Sherman; brother, Marvin Henrichs; sister, Karen Miller; son-in-law, Andy Helton; two infant brothers, as well as two nieces and one nephew.