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Obituary: Kermit K. Sheehan

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Kermit Kimble Sheehan died peacefully in his South Salt Lake home on January 5, 2002.

Born the eldest of five sons to George Emmett and Gladys Sheehan in Rock Island, IL. on March 6, 1919. He was raised in the Chicago area. He served honorably in the Army in Korea and the Philippines during World War II. He married Mary Artence Jensen. Later divorced. Married Shirley Peterson.

He worked for Murray City and Salt Lake County police departments. He also worked for the Rio Grande Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad. After leaving Union Pacific Railroad he operated several cafes and for many years he ran the café at Mick Riley golf course. Kerm loved baseball and played professionally. While playing on his army team he was thrilled to play against many major league players. He was recruited by the Chicago Cubs, but decided to remain in Salt Lake with his family.

Kerm never met a stranger and had a fun loving, outgoing personality. After retiring he became an avid bingo player where he became known and loved by many.

Survived by his brother, Elroy Sheehan, Rock Island, IL; four children and two step-daughters: Kermit, Jr. and Earlynn Sheehan, Sheila and Rodney Maxwell, Shauna and Jerry Bogucki, Susan Kimmons, Shirlene and Joe Aiello, Marva and Scott Allred; 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grand-children. Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, spouses, Mary Sheehan and Shirley Sheehan. Special thanks to Annie Lester and Judy Saunders.

Funeral services will be held Thur., Jan. 10, 2002, 11 a.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State St. where friends may call Wed. 6-8 p.m. and Thurs. 10-10:50 a.m. Entombment-Mtn. View Memorial Estates.