Jerome F. “Jerry” Sherman

Jerome F. “Jerry” Sherman

February 16, 1940 – April 14, 2019

Jerry was born in Lincoln, NE, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Sherman, and brother to 3 sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Jeanette (Ward) Sherman; children Mary (Bret), Peter (Kim), Anne (Pat) and John (Laura); sisters Sue Mooney and Rita Sherman; grandchildren, Ty, Kelly, Kate, Piper, Jack, Jacob, Kyle, Grant and Will.

Jerry spent over 40 years teaching both undergraduate and graduate finance at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Sherman was on the Board of Directors and Chairman of the audit committee for New York Mortgage Trust. He has worked as a financial consultant to various corporations as an economic and financial expert in litigation matters. Jerry has served on a variety of corporate and civic boards in Omaha, including President of the Regency Board for many years. Dr. Sherman attended Regis College on a Basketball scholarship to earn his B.S. in Mathematics, received a M.A. in Finance and Economics from Memphis State University and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Mississippi.

Sports was always one of Jerry’s passions, he grew up playing various sports in Hastings, including earning the Nebraska All-State Class C Basketball title in 1957 and 1958 and leading St. Cecilia’s to their first State Basketball title in 1958. He went on to become Captain and leading scorer in Basketball and playing Varsity Tennis at Regis. He continued to play competitive tennis and bridge throughout his life, he also loved to travel and spend time with his family.

The Family will receive friends on Monday, April 22nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by SERVICES at 7pm.  Memorials are suggested to Creighton University School of Business.



  • Brian Barkley Posted April 18, 2019 6:36 pm

    Dr Sherman was an outstanding professor and I thoughly enjoyed his undergraduate classes at Creighton. May you “Rest in Peace” for a life well lived.
    Brian Barkley
    Class of 1980
    Creighton University
    Peoria, Illinois

  • Dave Wenthold Posted April 21, 2019 3:29 am

    So sorry to hear the news about Dr. Sherman, but so grateful to have known & learned from him at Creighton University!

    God Bless & RIP Dr. Sherman, a great professor & mentor, for teaching us in and especially outside the classroom.

    You will be missed by many, our dearest friend.


    Dave Wenthold, Minneapolis, Minn.
    Creighton University, Finance 2000

  • Maureen and David Liddle Posted April 21, 2019 4:09 pm

    Sending prayers and condolences to the family of Jerry Sherman. I am one of his first cousins, daughter of Bernard and Jean Sullivan. My husband Dave was one of Jerry’s students in the School of Business at the U of N Lincoln. May Jerry rest in eternal peace.
    Maureen (Sullivan) Liddle

  • Katie Fortner Posted April 21, 2019 6:09 pm

    Our Deepest sympathy on the passing of our Cousin, Jerry.. Our condolences to all of his Family.
    Fond memories!
    Katie Sullivan Fortner
    Marlene Sullivan Wagner
    Lincoln Nebraska

  • Patricia Sullivan Lyster Posted April 22, 2019 10:54 am

    Our thoughts and prayers to Jerry Sherman’s family. We are saddened to hear of his passing. I, too, am one of Jerry’s first cousins, daughter of Andy and Bernice Sullivan.
    Thinking of you,
    Patty Sullivan Lyster

  • Anthony Sherman Posted April 23, 2019 3:59 pm

    Sorry to hear about Uncle Jerry passing away this past week. Hope your feeling better soon.

    Tony Sherman Colorado Springs

  • David Weber Posted April 24, 2019 2:39 pm

    Just heard about My friend Jerry. A tough competitor and outstanding athlete, besides being a great educator.
    My condolences to Jeanette and family..

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