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John Frank Sherock
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Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2017 in Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home Chapel, Eveleth. Pastor Randy Melhus will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Interment will be in Eveleth Cemetery.

John F. Sherock, 72, of Iron, died Monday night, November 13, 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth with his loving wife by his side. He was born on August 29, 1945 in Eveleth to Anton F. and Mary (Skraba) Sherock. John grew up on the family farm in Clinton Township and graduated in 1963 from Cherry High School. He met his wife Nelly Pillay in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and after a worldwide romance, they were married on April 29, 1983 in Virginia. Together, they owned and operated a gravel business and auto salvage yard. John also worked as an ironworker on dozens of projects from Taconite plants, schools and casinos. He was a member of Ironworkers Locals 563 and 512. John was an outdoor enthusiast and liked music.

He is survived by his wife, Nelly; beloved in-laws from Malaysia; dear friends, Shawn, Alma and Jacob Varani; Roy and Carol Johnson and many friends, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Anton Jr. and aunts, Ann Bassi and Josephine Aussicker.

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11:00 AM
Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home

502 Adams Avenue
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

Visitation will be one hour before the service

Cemetery Details


Eveleth Cemetery

Park Ave/County Road 142 near Hat Trick Ave.
Eveleth, MN


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