Sherman O. “Sherm” Smalling, 76, of La Porte City, died Friday, February 17, 2017 at Covenant Medical Center. He was born November 30, 1940 in Waterloo the son of Sherman Paul and Ida (Whitehead) Smalling. He was a graduate of La Porte City High School.
Sherman lived his entire life on the family farm in La Porte City, and with the help of family and caregivers was able to spend his last years living at home.
He is survived by two brothers, Marlin (Mary) of Zion Crossroads, VA, Duane of West Fargo, ND; two nephews, Scott Smalling of La Porte City, Chris Smalling of Folsom, CA and one niece, Courtney Bernsen of Charlottesville, VA.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 at La Porte City Funeral Home with burial in the West View Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at La Porte City Funeral Home and also one hour before the service.
Memorials may be directed to La Porte City Historical & Ag Museum, 408 Main St, La Porte City, IA 50651.
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