USS Cleveland CL-55 Reunion Association



John W. Sheridan

John W. Sheridan

USS Cleveland, S division

September 4th, 1922 - May 25th, 2006

“The Unofficial Mayor of Nunica” John William Sheridan, age 83, of Nunica passed away Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Muskegon. He was born September 4, 1922 to John T. and Ida (Carroll) Sheridan in Lake Orion, MI; and married Frances Jean Howard September 26, 1946 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Muskegon.

John was a Nunica resident most of his life and was known as “the unofficial mayor of Nunica” by family and friends. He served in the Navy during WWII; and was a member of the American Legion-Charles Conklin Post 28 of Grand Haven and the Coopersville VFW Post. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Coopersville; and a 40-year member of Crockery Fire Department.

John loved to fish, hunt, bake, cook, and visit with friends at local coffee shops. He was a member of the Hi-Neighbors Square Dance Club and often picked up papers from area residents for newspaper drives.

Survivors include his wife “Jean”; 2 daughters, Julie (Ron) Handlogten of Yuma, AZ, Jana (Mike) Silvis of Spring Lake; a son, Joel (Cheryl) Sheridan of Spring Lake; 5 grandchlildren: Scott (Melinda) Sheridan; Dale (Michelle) Sheridan; Brent (Jill) Scott; Amber Silvis; Brian Sheridan; 7 great-grandchildren, Arianna, Zoe, Hannah, D.J., Kennedy, Gabriel, and Riley; a sister, Barb (George) Briggs of Sand Lake; 2 brothers, Frank (Lorraine) Sheridan of Lake Orion, Don (Gertrude) Sheridan of East Tawas, MI; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Karla, a sister, and parents.

A funeral liturgy will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Coopersville with Rev. Anthony Pelak as celebrant. Friends may meet the family 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday at VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home in Spring Lake. Interment will be in Nunica Cemetery. Military honors will be given by the American Legion-Charles Conklin Post #28. Memorials to Crockery Township Fire Department are appreciated.