Edward J. Sheets

August 3, 1935 ~ April 19, 2018 (age 82)

  Edward John Sheets, age 82, of Mishawaka, passed away on April 19, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He lived all his life in Mishawaka.  He was born in Mishawaka to John and Mary (Zircher) Sheets on August 3, 1935.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  He married Sherry Becraft on April 18, 1959 in Mishawaka.  She survives.  Ed is also survived by three sons: John (Ruth) of Minnesota, Steve (Christie) of Ohio and Tony (Robyn) of Ohio.  He was a loving grandpa to 7 grandchildren: Joshua, Jacob, Hannah, Matthew, Trevor, Leah and Mark. He is also survived by his sister, Joyce (Russ) Overby of Texas.

  He graduated from Madison Township High School in 1953.  He served in the United States Army from 1953-1955.

  Ed was a longtime member of 4-H, Rural Youth, Tamarack Grange, Goshen Farm Toy Collectors Club, Farm Bureau and Lions.  He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mishawaka.

  Ed was a lifelong farmer, but his first job was at the Mishawaka Farmer’s Dairy at the age of 17.  When the Mishawaka Farmer’s Dairy closed, he went on to work for several other local dairies before beginning a long career driving a school bus for Penn-Harris-Madison Schools.  He retired in 2004 from a job he truly enjoyed.

  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at 1 PM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mishawaka. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Monday April 23, 2018 from 4-7 PM at Goethals & Wells Funeral Home in Mishawaka, with a Rosary beginning at 6:30 PM.

  Memorial contributions may be made in Ed’s honor to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

  He was an entertaining story teller.  His humor and his warm and loving heart will be sorely missed.

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Donations may be made to:

St. Joseph Catholic Church
225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka IN 46544

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