Lezlie E. Sherman, 69 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2023. She was born February 7, 1954, in Muncie, IN to the late Robert and Barbara (Crum) Dick. Lezlie graduated from Muncie High School in 1972. She made her career with NIPSCO for 33 years, working as a Customer Service Representative, and simultaneously, as a Trainer to NIPSCO employees all over the country, teaching them specialized IBM software. Lezlie was a member of the Kouts Christian Church, where she sang in the choir. When she wasn’t at church, she was crafting. Lezlie was a talented crafter who enjoyed card making, amongst various other crafts, and antiquing. She had a kind and generous heart and cared deeply for others, always putting them before herself. Lezlie will be remembered as an intelligent woman, who loved her family above all else. She will be dearly missed.
On October 19, 2009, at the Lake County Courthouse, Lezlie married Thomas Sherman who survives, along with her children: Rob (Tammy) Yarger of Wheatfield and Tracy Schultz of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Chase Yarger, Brianna Yarger, Michael Schultz, Zachary Dziubla, and Katie Meadows; great-grandchildren: Nicholas and Paxton Lindsey, Serenity Schultz, and Cyrus Yarger; and siblings: Desnee (Jim Nestor) Hall-Nestor and Dan (Barbara) Dick.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Kouts Christian Church, 208 S. Polland Ave., Kouts, IN, with a memorial service beginning at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kouts Christian Church.


I will miss you forever. You were my best friend for 48 years. I don't know what I will do without you. I know you are in a better place, I say my friend until we meet again. I am sorry, for your loss. My prayers and love are with you all. My God bless you and keep you in this time of sadness and loss. In God's love. -Cynthia Salge

Lezlie and I have been friends for 46 years. My heart will always hold a special place for her. May God hold your family close and help you find healing and strength throughout the coming months. -Terry Shepherd 

I am so broken hearted and sorry for your loss. I didn’t get the opportunity to get to know Lezlie as well as I would have liked to, but I know she was a kind and selfless lady of faith. I know that Lezlie is up in heaven with our Creator right now, and that is probably the only peace to come from this. My honest and sincere prayers are for her family and friends. May the testimony of her life and character be inspirational to have exactly what she had. I look forward to seeing her again…one fine day. I can’t even say “rest in peace”…for she is not resting. She is walking on streets of gold. -Andrea Farrell 

My prayers go out to the family, Lezlie had a kind and gentle spirit that she showed her co-workers. We thank God for sharing that time with her. -Carolyn Ashford 

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