Robert L. Sherell, 88, of Springfield, died at 3:35 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at home. He was born on November 21, 1925 in Springfield to Louis and Marie Bolinger Sherell. He married Barbara Banning on August 9, 1947, and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Robert S. Sherell and one sister, Dorothy Sherell.
He is survived by two sons, David (Lisa) Sherell and Stephen (Beth) Sherell; three daughters, Linda (Teddy) Dishon, Kathie White and Leigh Ann (Terry) Minder and one daughter-in-law, Judy Sherell all of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren.
Robert was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and was a U.S Navy Veteran serving in War II. He retired from Fiat-Allis where he worked as a Systems Analyst.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery where the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph’s Church.