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Former Steger Mayor & SSMMA President Lou Sherman passes away/final arrangements

SSMMA is saddened to hear of the passing of the former Mayor of Steger and SSMMA Past President Louis Sherman, and we offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family, friends and the

Village of Steger. He passed away peacefully on August 9, 2020 at the age of 92. Mayor Sherman served the Village of Steger for 40 years before stepping down in 2013 (read SSMMA’s tribute from June 2013).

According to current Mayor Kenneth Peterson Jr., he was one of the longest serving Mayors in the village, adding:

“Lou dedicated his entire life to the service of others. In addition to his forty years as Mayor, Lou was a past president of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and a former board member of the Illinois Municipal League. He was a proud World War II Army Veteran. Lou was also a life member of the Steger Kiwanis Club and formerly served as Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor of Division 23.” Read more.

View his obituary or sign the guest book here. A related story is in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

Lou’s wake is August 14th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Smits-Steger Memorial Chapel located at 3045 Chicago Rd Steger, IL. The Funeral Mass will be held on August 15th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Liborius Catholic Church, 71 W 35th St, Steger, IL 60475. Interment will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date. Social distancing will be observed so please make sure to bring a mask when attending the wake or mass.

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