William N. Sherwood

William N. Sherwood, 67, of New Palestine, passed away on March 26, 2013. Born on Oct. 10, 1945, in Rushville, he was the son of Raymond and Mildred (Holden) Sherwood.

Bill graduated from New Salem High School and enlisted in the Air Force. He then continued his education and graduated from Ball State University and Indiana University with his BS and MSW, and went on to work at Wishard Hospital as the Director of Child and Adoslecent Services for 15 years. He also owned Sherwood & Associates, where he worked as a psychotherapist.

Mr. Sherwood was an avid bicyclist who loved to attend auto races and concerts with his friends and family. He wrote a book “Old Roads” about bicycling in Indiana, and biked all over the United States. Bill worked part-time interviewing prospective Big Brothers in addition to having his own little brother in the program.

Bill worked with foster parents and was even a foster parent himself. He sat on numerous boards and committees dealing with mental health issues and did a lot of public speaking. Mr. Sherwood also volunteered at the Kenneth Butler Soup Kitchen.  Bill was a great entertainer and storyteller.

Surviving him are his loving wife, of 43 years, JoAnne Waggoner Sherwood of New Palestine; daughter, Sarah (Rick) Wampner; granddaughters, Madelyn and Katelyn Wampner; brothers, Harley (Hallie) Sherwood, Dave (Marilyn) Sherwood, and Kermit (Judy) Sherwood; several nieces and nephews; a godson, Luke Mohlman; and many special friends and family.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters, Carol Souder, Colleen Lushell, and Sandra Schroeder; and brothers, Charles Sherwood and James Sherwood.

Visitation will be from 4- 8 p.m., on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Funeral services will take place at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the mortuary. Burial will take place at East Hill Cemetery in Rushville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth Butler Soup Kitchen, or to Heartland Hospice.

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