Milton "Hook" Sherwood Jr., 81, of Coal Valley, died Friday, July 28, 2006, at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley, with the Rev. Dave Schultz officiating. Burial is in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Orion Veterans' Monument Fund, P.O. Box 602, Orion, Ill. 61273.
Milton Arthur Sherwood Jr. was born Nov. 7, 1924, in Lake View, Iowa, son of Milton Sr. and Christina Auen Sherwood. He married Veronika Shannon Cooper July 6, 1954, in Kahoka, Mo. He served in the U.S. Army for three enlistments during World War II and the Korean War. He served in the 23rd Signal Company, the "L" Company, the 9th Infantry, and the 36th Infantry. He was a factory worker for IH East Moline Works for 30 years, retiring in 1981.
Milton was a past member of the Orion VFW and a lifetime member of the Aledo VFW. He coached for Horace Mann Dad's Club for 20 years. He was also a member of UAW Local 1304 and the International Harvester Men's Golf League. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening, taking pictures and being with his family.
Milton is survived by his wife; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Patricia Cooper, Orion, Jeffrey and Brenda Sherwood, Kingwood, Texas, and Scot and Debbie Sherwood, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl Cooper and David Castiaux, Oklahoma City, Okla., Holly and Robert Kier, Clarksboro, N.J., Marcy and Calvin Ainsworth, Kennewick, Wash., and Lori and Kent Anderson, Condon, Ore.; sisters and a brother-in-law, Milvina Freymuller, Tampa, Fla., Ona and Clark Weary, Ida Grove, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Mildred Sherwood, Denver, Colo.; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Sidney, Donald and Arnold Sherwood; and sisters, Bessie Sherwood and Cora Dietl.
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