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Sherman (Sherm) Stream

Sherman Stream

April 15, 1946          ~          February 19, 2017

Sherman (Sherm) Allen Stream 70 passed February 19th, 2017 in Glasgow, KY.  Born April 15th, 1946 in Creston, Iowa to Allen and Vera Ray Stream and lived in Shannon City, Iowa along with his brother Dr. Rodney Stream (Sue Stream).  He Married Gayle Peterson Stream May 6th, 1966 in Creston, Iowa.  Sherm graduated East Union Schools in 1964 and received his BA from Saint Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa December 1976.  Sherm was well recognized for his contributions in manufacturing design and management and was heavily sought after for his expertise, working and living in many places throughout the US, including Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, California and finally retiring from UGN in Kentucky.

Sherm was a wonderful singer and musician, playing the trumpet.  He competed in football, baseball and track in his youth.  Was an exceptional quarterback and pitcher.  Including playing competitive baseball after graduation.  An excellent skeet shooter, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Sherm became an avid self-taught photographer, and was extremely active in taking pictures of friends and family; including many years of taking pictures of community children at sporting events.  Later he enjoyed taking nature pictures.  He loved playing in the “dark room” developing pictures and experimenting with different methods to create wonderful art.  Sherm was an extremely accomplished woodworker and very much enjoyed building exceptional pieces of beautiful furniture for his home, friends and family.  He also played golf later in life, and especially enjoyed the fact that he could constantly beat his eldest son at the game.

Married to his wife Gayle Peterson Stream for 50 years and having three children the Eldest Son, Shawn Stream and his wife Machelle Stream.  His middle son, Sgt. Scott Stream and wife Rasa Stream and his youngest child, Shannon Stream Pape and her husband Michael Pape.

Sherman had 7 grandchildren including Alexia Murillo and Ashton Stream from Shawn and Machelle Stream; Megan Vestal and Laura Stream from Scott and Rasa Stream; and Emily Pape, Christopher Pape and Grace Pape from Shannon and Michael Pape.  He also has 2 great-grandchildren Aubrey and Eleanor Murillo from Alexia and Joe Murillo. Sherm had many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Sherm was predeceased by his mother and father Allen and Vera Ray Stream and his son Sgt. Scott Stream and his Grandparents Lyle and Mildred Stream and his grandmother Effie Bullock Ray.

A celebration of life is being planned to be held in Creston, Iowa.

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13 Entries for Sherman (Sherm) Stream

  1. Tammy king says:

    I have good memories of Sherm. Lots of fun times when the family lived in Iowa. He will be missed.

  2. Feuillerat Brigitte and Jean-Paul says:

    We are very happy to have known Sherm during short but intense periods in Kentucky. We keep good memories of conversations with him, among others about his ancestor who lived in a kind of community in which the people shared everything; then they raised horses.
    With his wife Gayle, in Fresno, he so nicely welcomed our daughter Julie when she was sixteen.Julie liked to spend a moment with him after he came back home after the work.
    He was cultured and knew how to analyze the situations. He was generous.
    We miss him.

  3. Dick Myers says:

    Sherm was a high school classmate, teammate
    And, more importantly, a close friend. The great times we shared are to many to to recount, but are forever etched in my mind. Many of those were centered around great battles on the bowling alley. I am grateful to have spent time with Sherm at our 2015 school reunion after not seeing him for many years. Sherm was an extremely talented and intelligent guy, always fun to be with.
    My condolences to Gayle and the kids.
    Rest In Peace, my friend.

  4. Judy Gans says:

    Our family’s prayers are with you, Gayle, Shawn and Machelle, Shannon and Michael, and all the grandchildren. I so enjoyed meeting Sherm when you were in Fresno, visiting together, admiring his beautiful handcrafted furniture, and more. May God bless each of you.

  5. Connie Campbell says:

    Sherm was one of the best guys I ever knew.. when I would go visit he always was welcoming and had a smile for me. He and I loved “picking on” Gayle. We a lot of fun and laughs. I will miss him so very much. Bless him and his wonderful family..

  6. Marilyn Cheer maddox says:

    Sherm was a classmate of mine at East Union in Ia. His brother married my cousin.
    Have great memories of Sherm in high school. Prayers and hugs to all his family….

  7. Tony and Maureen Daniel says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to your family.

  8. Bob Bacon says:

    Man, he could really “chug” a beer. So many memories of Sherm, Alan, Vera and Rod. Friday nights during High School. Weekends hunting and having target practice in and around the family home in Shannon City. He was the quarterback on the football team (1963-1964). So many memories, he was like a big brother to me. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  9. Marie krings says:

    Very sorry to hear about Sherm. He was a special guy. You and Sherm raised a wonderful family and I am sure you have a lot of support Gayle .love to all Marie.

  10. Adam Thompkins says:

    I am very sorry to hear about Sherm. In the short time that we lived next to you two in Fresno I always appreciated spending time at your home. I have fond memories of playing chess with Sherm, playing in the pool, or even when he helped me on my 7th grade math project. Thank you for being a standup man Sherm and I am sorry you have left earth but I know that you are now in an amazing place!

    Love Adam Thompkins and Family

  11. Mona Kafka says:

    Sherm was a good brother in law and a good uncle to my kids. We had many good times when we lived in Clinton IA. It was so hard on me when they moved to Bloomfield IA. He was a great woodworker, even making a beautiful toy box and an outdoor chair for my oldest grandson. He will be missed. My heart goes out to Gayle, Shawn, Shanny and Rasa. I wish his grandchildren could have had more wonderful years with their Grampy.

  12. Robin Sterling says:

    Prayers for Auntie and Shawn and Shannon. Uncle Sherm was a great Uncle – always there to tease and make up a funny nickname. You will me so missed.

  13. Sara Nauman-Wenger says:

    Uncle was and always will be a very special person to me! He had many talents but his contagious smile and willingness to help others is what I will hold close to my heart! He has taught me many things in life and I will never forget that! Love you UNCLE!