Sherman Goodsell Eustice, age 96, of Belmont, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Epione Pavilion, Cuba City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Belmont. Rev. Monte Robinson will officiate. Burial will be at the Belmont Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, or after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Sherman G. Eustice Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com.
Sherm was born on October 23, 1917 to William Arthur and Margaret Ann (Jones) Eustice in Rewey, Wisconsin. He attended the Belmont Schools and graduated from Belmont High School in 1935. He helped his father in the Belmont Trucking business for 8 years. He married Rose Wunderlin on June 8, 1940 in Dubuque, Iowa. He and Rose farmed on shares and then purchased their own Moundvale Farm of rural Belmont in 1952. They retired in 1978. They led the Mound View 4-H Club for 40 years. He was a member of the board of directors of the Lafayette County and Wisconsin State Holstein Association where he was state president.
He was also a member of the Lafayette County ASCS Committee, Platteville Consumers Co-op, Belmont Township Board and the First National Bank Board of Platteville, Wisconsin. Sherm was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Platteville. He enjoyed his friends and family. He enjoyed farming, going to Holstein events, swimming, playing bridge and bingo. Sherm was very proud of his own family and considered all of his friends his family.
Sherm is survived by his three children, Bill of Hutchinson, MN; John (Kathleen) of Eagan, MN; and Josetta McNett (Doug Hecksel) of Belmont; daughter-in-law, Pat Eustice of Marshall, WI; son-in-law, Art (Madonna) McNett of Platteville; seven grandchildren, Misty (Glen) Ferguson of Missouri; Josie (Michael) Eustice-Juneau of Oconomowoc, WI; Matt (Laurie) Eustice of Marshall, WI; Phil Eustice of Marshall, WI; Buddy McNett of Belmont; Chip (April) McNett of Belmont; and Crystal McNett of Belmont; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Marietta Tarrell of Fennimore, WI; Cecelia “Babe” Wunderlin of Platteville; Marian Eustice of Platteville; and many nieces and nephews; and a special dog, Charlie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Rose, his brothers, Don, Ron, and Bob Eustice; sisters, Bernita Miller, Beverly Eustice in infancy, Bernice Aurit, Grace Bockhop, Jayne Richardson, and Barbara Long; one granddaughter in infancy, Amy Joy Eustice.