Herbert P. Sharp

TRUMAN — A celebration of life service for Herbert P. Sharp, 87, of Truman, Minn., will be held at a later date with family and friends. Herbert passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 10, 2020, at his home near Truman. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Herbert Peter Sharp was born Sept. 29, 1933, in St. James, Minn., the son of John and Pauline (Hanson) Sharp. Herb attended school in St. James and then began helping out on the family farm. On Dec. 26, 1953, Herb was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Raddatz at the Community Baptist Church in Truman, Minn. Together, the couple would make their home in Welcome, Minn., where Herb worked at the meat locker for a short time before moving to Truman where he and Shirley owned and operated the Truman Locker for many years. The couple would later move to a farm east of Truman. Herb would later work at Armour’s in Fairmont until his retirement. In his retirement, Herb began working for STEP, Inc., where he drove bus for clients. Through the years he made many special connections with those he drove. Herb enjoyed the satisfaction that came from a hard day’s work and spent many long days working in the meat locker taking care of the needs of the community. In his youth, he played baseball and was an extremely talented ballplayer. He was always up for any type of competition, whether it be while shooting trap with Shirley or bowling with family and friends. Herb’s passion for sports was evident in his cheering for Minnesota sports teams. He loved the outdoors and looked forward to the change of the season’s and the hunting opportunities that came with it. Herb had a special place in his heart for four-legged creatures, especially dogs and horses. His farm afforded him the opportunity to raise horses which he enjoyed attending shows with. Herb’s greatest love was his family. He cherished his wife of over 66 years and looked forward to spending time with his children and grandchildren. Herb was a kindhearted man who put other’s first and will be greatly missed. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Shirley Sharp of Truman; son, Jeff Sharp of Truman; daughter, Jennifer Barringer and her husband, Rod of Fairmont, Minn.; grandchildren, Ashley Barringer of White Bear Lake, Minn., and Megan Barringer of Wilmington, N.C.; two sisters, Anna Mae Curry of St. James, Minn., and Sarah Lehman and her husband, Rich of Worthington, Minn.; as well as many other extended family and friends. Herb was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pauline Sharp; brothers, Loren Sharp and Dave Sharp; and a sister, Donna Jean Nagel.