Herman Riley “Butch” Shepard, age 66, of Archbold, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo.
Prior to his retirement in 2009, he had worked as a telephone technician for Century Link for 39 years.
Butch was born in Whiteville, N. C., on Aug. 11, 1946, the son of Herman E. and Neva L. (McLelland) Shepard.
On Aug. 21, 2010, he married Cheryl “Cherie” Sines, and she survives.
He was a Navy veteran of the Viet Nam War, where he served with the Seabee’s (Mobile Construction Battalion 7) and he was a member of the Archbold American Legion B.L.W. Post 311 and the Wauseon V.F.W. Post 7424.
Surviving are his wife, Cherie; two stepdaughters, Jeanne Burke of Paletine, Ill., Alanna (Cory) Sindlinger of Santa Fe, N.M.; three stepsons, Micah Burke of Stryker, Joshua (Angela) Burke of Toledo, and Caleb Burke of Florida, Ohio; six step-grandchildren; sister, Beverly (Charlie) Hartson of Wauseon; and two nephews, Chad and Lucas Hartson.
He was preceded in death by both parents.
Memorial services will be held in the Chapel at Riverview Memory Gardens, near Defi- ance at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, where visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
Pastor Adam Just will officiate the service and members of the Archbold American Legion B.L.W. Post 311 will conduct military rites.
The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Archbold American Legion Post.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with arrangements.