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Obituary for Sherwin Sunderman

Sherwin Gene Sunderman lifelong Cass County resident passed Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the Griswold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Sherwin was the son of Joseph Andrew and Louise Catherine (Schaaf) Sunderman. He was born May 28, 1931 in rural Cass County near Lyman, Iowa. He was a few minutes older than his twin brother, Sheldin Dean Sunderman.

He attended country school in Noble Township, Cass County, Iowa. He later graduated from Griswold High School in 1951. He was baptized and confirmed in the St. John’s Evangelical Church, near Lyman, Iowa. He and his family were lifelong members.

As a young boy he worked after school and on weekends with Otto Muller at the Muller Hatchery. After high school he worked full time for Otto and Willard Muller as a farm laborer. Then later working for Kent, Gary and Wendell Muller. He worked for the Muller Family for over seventy-five years. He was a valued employee.
For many many years Sherwin enjoyed traveling with his father and brother, Elwin. They vacationed all over the United States, including Hawaii and Canada. In recent years he moved to the Griswold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in the assisted living facility. Once there he enjoyed getting reacquainted with old school classmates and visiting with his cousin Luella who lived down the hall. He was able to take weekly outings with cousins: Colleen and Luella, and her daughter, Vickie. He spent many hours putting puzzles together and watching old westerns on T.V. He was always glad to have visitors.

Sherwin was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Waneta and Joan Sunderman; and brothers, Elwin and Sheldin Sunderman, who died in infancy.

The survivors include: cousins, Colleen Sunderman, Luella Lassen, Vickie Kyle, Kathy (Richard) Linfor, Denise Hildebrand, Sherry (Jay) Brown, Lynn (Pat) Schaaf, and other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery, south of Lyman.

Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic, Iowa is caring for Sherwin’s family and the arrangements. Condolences may be left at


Sherwin Sunderman

May 28, 1931
Rural Cass County, Iowa

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
At the age of 89 years, 5 months and 13 days

2:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Roland Funeral Home
Atlantic, Iowa

Minister Dave Grice
Glory Christian Fellowship Church
Lyman, Iowa

“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
“Amazing Grace”
“How Great Thou Art”
by the Glory Christian Fellowship Youth Choir

Wendell Muller
Clay Muller
Gary Muller
Lee Saathoff
Nathan Ross
Nick Muller
Kelly Muller

St. John's Cemetery
South of Lyman, Iowa