Douglas Norman Sherman

October 14, 1928-July 17, 2020

Douglas Norman Sherman, 91, of Franklin, MN passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at his home.

Funeral Service was held Saturday, July 25, 2020 from the Franklin Community Center in Franklin, with burial following at the Franklin City Cemetery.

Douglas Sherman, son to Joseph and Nora (Johnson) Sherman, was born October 14, 1928 in Franklin, where he was raised and attended school. He served in the Army for Post WWII.

He married Laurie (Olson) Leonard in Franklin in 1951. Together they raised five children.

Douglas was the owner of Sinclair Station for 25 years leaving in 1978. He then started working at the Franklin Nursing home from 1979-1984. In his early years he was a member of the Fire Department and American Legion. Douglas married Pearl Nelson on March 16, 1984.

Douglas is survived by his children, Mark (Debbie) Sherman of Algona, Iowa, Debra (Jack) Schloesser of Stacy, Minnesota, Todd (Peggy) Sherman of Franklin, Joseph (Fiancé Rachel Rogers) Sherman of Corona, California; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Douglas was preceded in death by his wife, Laurie Sherman and wife, Pearl Sherman; great-grandson, Theodore Seibert; step-son, James Leonard and sister, Joy Maust.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via


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