James E. Sherer87, farmer, Yellow Freight driver

By on August 24, 2011

James E. Sherer

James Elwood "Woody" Sherer, 87, of Manheim, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at the Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Rapho Township, he was the son of the late Dawson and Annie Gantz Sherer. He was the husband of Mary Ann Ward Sherer, and they would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in December.

A farmer most of his life, Woody drove truck for Yellow Freight, Lancaster, for over 30 years. He was a member of East Fairview Church of the Brethren, Manheim, and a 1942 graduate of Manheim Central High School where he was a state runner-up in wrestling in 1942. He won back-to-back national championships in the National Truck Driving Rodeo in 1981 and 1982.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons: James E., husband of Crystal Zimmerman Sherer, of Manheim; and Christopher Horn, of Bainbridge; three daughters: Karen Enck, of Elizabethtown; Kimberly, wife of Dennis Rohrer, of Lititz; and Kathleen, wife of Ed Mohr, of Bainbridge; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister: Alice White, of Manheim. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Florence Gainer and Mary Groff.

His memorial service was held at East Fairview Church of the Brethren on Aug. 19, with Pastor Jimm A. Roland officiating. Interment in Milton Grove Cemetery, Mount Joy Township, was private.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in James’ memory may be sent in support of the ministry of Dr. Heather and Leon Heisey in Mongolia to: Christian Veterinary Mission, c/o New Life in Asia, 19303 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133.

To send the family online condolences, visit buchfuneral.com.