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Sherman Wayne Mills

October 15, 1929 ~ December 5, 2020 (age 91)


Sherman W. Mills, age 91, of Westfield, IN, formerly of Omaha, NE.

October 15, 1929 – December 5, 2020.

Sherman went to his final rest on the Sabbath Day, December 5, 2020, while in the home of his son, Dan, and daughter-in-law, Joni, in Noblesville, Indiana.

Sherman graduated from Bethel College (now Bethel University) in 1951 with a Bachelor’s Degree BA in Bible, Mishawaka, Indiana.  Sherman was a full-time Minister for 44 years in the Missionary Church Midwest District pastoring 10 different churches in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota.  He taught public school grades 5-8 in Lewellen, Nebraska.

 After retiring as a full-time church minister in 1995, he worked at Lifecare Nursing Home in Omaha, Nebraska as a maintenance man and chaplain.  In 2008, he transitioned to Fountain View Active Retirement Community.  At Fountain View, he was on the weekly Activities Calendar for sing-along with Sherman at the piano or accordion and a Bible Study.  Sherman enjoyed playing the piano, organ and accordion for church services and prayer meetings, attending Missionary Church camp meetings and coaching Bible Quizzing Meets.

Sherman was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Grace Mills; brothers, Stephen and David; sister, Marie; wife, Betty Mills and daughter, Mary Anaya. 

Sherman is survived by his children, Bonnie (Larry) Tippery, Steve (Cindy) Mills, John (Debbie) Mills, Dan (Joni) Mills,  and Debbie Shively; son-in-law, Josue Anaya; brother, Calvin (Esther) Mills; sister, Grace (Ron) Lahr; 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation (9:30 AM Wednesday, December 9) and CELEBRATION OF LIFE (10:30 AM Wednesday, December 9, 2020) will be at First Church of the Nazarene, 2600 Avenue A, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  His son, Steve Mills, will be officiating.

Sherman’s interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Memorials can be directed to Sherman’s first church pastoral assignment where he maintained his official church membership, at the Faith Missionary Church, 306 S. East St., Weeping Water, NE 68463.

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December 9, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
First Church of the Nazarene
2600 Avenue A
Council Bluff, IA 51501

Celebration of Life
December 9, 2020

10:30 AM
First Church of the Nazarene (Iowa)

Committal Service
December 9, 2020

4:00 PM
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Omaha, NE

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