It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald Dennis Sherod, surrounded by his family while professing their never-ending love and adoration for him.
Beloved husband of Dianne Sherod (Larson); loving father of Kim (and Rick) Klocek, Kevin Sherod, Kyle Sherod, and daughter in-law Tracy Sherod; idolized and devoted grandpa to Jocelyn (and Jesse) Lee, Joshua Nerison, Dane Sherod, Daniel Gerson, Brenna Sherod, Tara Sherod, and Kevin Sherod; great-grandpa to Ariana, Carter, Drew, Kendra, Mason, Trinity, Oliver, and Mabel; dear Brother to Lorelei Andresen, Eloise (and Gabe) Valentino, O'Neil (and Karen) Sherod, and Jeff (Barb) Sherod; and lifelong best friends with Jim (Elaine) Vic.
He is very fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and many good friends.
He was the son of the late Myrtle and Clarence Sherod, of Montevido. He is preceded in death by his son Kevin Sherod, his brothersin-laws, Clifford Andresen and Duwayne Larson.
He was a kind man with the highest integrity in business and in family life.
Ron was born Nov. 24, 1943, baptized at Eidskog Lutheran Church and Confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Montevido in 1958. He was a member of the Boy Scouts, graduated from Montevideo Sr. High School, was part of the Blandin Community Leadership Program, served on the Montevideo City Council for four years, was part of Western Minnesota Prairie Waters, owned and operated jointly with family: Sherod Construction, Fiesta City Motel, Storage Unlimited, and 212 Car Wash in Montevideo, and was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
In 1961, Ron met the love of his life, Diane.They were married Oct. 13, 1962, and they had 3 children together. They have spent the last 57 years by each other's side –
facing everything life challenged them with by holding onto one another.
He loved cars, fishing, traveling, collecting antiques, and most of all spending time with his family. He was a gifted builder and creator of many things, houses, cars, pole barns, furniture, and stained glass (which many of us have as tokens of his love and talent).
Above all, Ron was a hardworking, dedicated, man of faith and integrity. He was the very best husband, grandpa, and great-grandpa to us whose lives he has helped build and shape. He will be deeply missed beyond comprehension.
A memorial service to celebrate Ron's life will be held in Montevideo at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Ron's name to Avow Hospice a non-profit. (www.avowcares.org)