rederick James Sherwood, 64, Okeechobee, Fla., died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota, Fla.
He was born April 10, 1948, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., to David Sherwood and Lillian Korreck.
Raised in Grand Rapids, Mich., and spending much of his adult life in LaGrange, he was an electronics technician, worked in foundry maintenance, and was a school bus driver, but his passion was home improvement.
Surviving are one son, Steven Sherwood; a daughter-in-law, Jessica Sherwood, and two grandchildren, Katrien and Tyler Sherwood, Niota, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Memorial services were held November 4 at VFW Post 4423 in Okeechobee, Fla. An additional memorial service will be held in Indiana or Michigan at a later date.