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Edward J. Sherrick

August 24, 1945 ~ April 8, 2021 (age 75)

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Berrien County Sheriff's Retired Lieutenant

Edward J. Sherrick

August 24, 1945  -  April 8, 2021

Edward Joseph Sherrick, age 75 years of Niles, Michigan, husband, father, grandfather, honorable veteran, first responder, and pizza chef died peacefully at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in Niles following a brief illness.

He was born on August 24, 1945 at the same Niles hospital to Joseph C. and Mae A. (Starke) Sherrick.  He was graduated from Niles High School and continued his education at Indiana University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.  In 1968 he enlisted in the United States Army, serving as a Sergeant in the Military Police Corps.  He was stationed in Vietnam for most of 1970, earning the Vietnam Campaign Medal for longevity in-country, and the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in a combat zone, and was honorably discharged as a Veteran of the Vietnam Era.

He returned from military service to Niles and was a sworn officer in the Berrien County (Michigan) Sheriff’s Department.  He moved up through the ranks and led the Sheriff’s Marine Division as Lieutenant until his retirement in 2005.

Ed had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Niles, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #95 in Niles.  He enjoyed cooking, and was well-known for his personal style of pizza, always trying the latest recipes and ingredients.  He spent much off-duty time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, adding to the population of Trout Lake, where he was preparing to open a pizza parlor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Mae Sherrick, and by an infant son who died in 1975.

Surviving family includes his wife, Sandy (Parker) and their children, Kelly (& Becky) Sherrick and Joshua (& Robyn) Sherrick, both of Niles; and grandchildren Jacob Sherrick, Joseph Sherrick, Jillian Sherrick, Kyle Sherrick, and Iris Lehman.

The family of Ed Sherrick will gather with relatives and friends on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Niles FOP Lodge, 531 North State Street in Niles to share memories and honor his life.  At 4:00 p.m. the United States Army Honor Guard will perform the Veteran’s Flag Presentation and “Taps”.  Attendance is limited, masks required, and social distancing practiced.

Contributions in memory of Ed may be made to the Berrien County Law Enforcement Memorial, c/o Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, 919 Port Street, Saint Joseph, Michigan, 49085.  Arrangements were made at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home in Niles.  Online condolences may be left at:

www.halbritterwickens.com

Ed dedicated his life to service, in the military, in education, and in vocation, daily protecting the public.  He also protected and loved those closest to him, Sandy and the boys, and his grandchildren.  All a testimony to the greatest call of all: to love people and love God.

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Services

Sharing of Memories
Sunday
April 18, 2021

1:00 PM
Fraternal Order of Police Niles Lodge #95
531 North State Street
Niles, MI 49120

Veteran's Flag Presentation & "Taps"
Sunday
April 18, 2021

Fraternal Order of Police Niles Lodge #95
531 North State Street
Niles, MI 49120

Donations

Berrien County Law Enforcement Memorial
c/o Berrien County Sheriff's Office, 919 Port Street, Saint Joseph MI 49085

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