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Joseph R. Sherry, 56

Joseph R. Sherry, age 56, of Hastings, passed away at United Hospital in St. Paul on July 6.

Joe was born Jan. 24, 1958, in Hastings to Thomas and Bernice (Karnick) Sherry. He married Kathy Voss on Aug. 24, 1979, in Hastings. Joe was a very generous person who would never turn down a friend in need. He retired from Ford after 30 years of service.

Joe adored his family, especially spending time with his beautiful grandchildren. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved every minute of his time at the cabin. He enjoyed cooking, and never turned down a chance to run his dog, Jack.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Bernice Sherry; brother, Pudge Likes; and brother-in-law, Dave Berg.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Kathy; sons, Nick (Emily) Sherry; and Mike (Kerry) Sherry; grandchildren, Morgan, Haley Jo, Matthew, and Madelyn; sister, Vicki (Bruce) Johnson; Peter (Diane) Likes; Tom (Sue) Sherry; Pat Berg; Mary (Tom) Knoll; Lisa Sherry (Dwayne Ebben); many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service, officiated by Pastor Percy Damrow, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 202 8th St. W., Hastings. A gathering will be held one hour prior to the service at church.

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