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Sherman LaWayne Ellis

January 31, 1939 January 22, 2019
Sherman LaWayne Ellis
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Obituary for Sherman LaWayne Ellis

Sherman LaWayne Ellis, age 79, of Lapeer, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019. He was born January 31, 1939 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Frank and Winnifred (Hendricks) Ellis.

Mr. Ellis proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Barbara O’Neal in 1956, in Pontiac, Michigan. Sherman was a toolmaker at General Motors Truck & Bus in Pontiac.

Sherman is survived by his wife: Barbara Ellis of Lapeer; children: Katherine Schlaud of Kalamazoo, LuAnne (Darryl) Castillo of Lapeer and Adam (Becky) Ellis of Lapeer; grandchildren: Rosalie, Jeremy, Alyse, Alex, Cadence and Carson; 5 great-grandchildren; and sisters: Doris (Dave) Martin of Waterford and Myra Kay (Gary) Andrews of Alden, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his son: Russell LeWayne Ellis; son-in-law: LaVern Schlaud; and parents: Frank and Winnie Ellis.

A private celebration of Mr. Ellis’ life will take place at a later date. In accordance with Sherman’s wishes, cremation has been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Rd., Suite 220, Bingham Farms, Michigan 48025-4507. Please share condolences and memories at


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Private Celebration of Life

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Michigan Humane Society

30300 Telegraph Rd., Suite 220
Bingham Farms, MI 48025-4509

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