Joseph “Joe” Sherman, 62, passed away, on Monday, February 13, 2017, at his home in Alton.
He was born August 20, 1954, in Alton, the son of William and Ottila (Wickenhauser) Sherman.
He worked for Alton Local # 218 prior to his retirement in 1994. Joseph was a past member of the Backdoorsmen Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed riding his Harley, spending time with family and friends, and was always ready to have a good time.
Survivors include four children and their spouses, Rob and Angie Sherman of Rosewood Heights, Monica Sherman of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Joe and Theresa Sherman of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Shawn and Kim Sherman of Wood River; two grandchildren, Phillip and Zachary Sherman; and six siblings and their spouses, William and Evelyn Sherman of East Alton, Rosalie and Gary Boyd of Roxana, Robert Chaney of Orange City, Florida, Marilyn Chaney of Alton, Mike and Cindy Chaney of Alton, Tom and Elizabeth Chaney of Alton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Chaney.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be made to Joseph’s family to help with funeral expenses.