Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, May 21, 1964


Sherman Hotaling sustained a bump on one leg last Thursday in a traffic mishap on North Interocean Avenue. He was examined at the local hospital and was admitted as a patient due to illness. The accident injury was minor.  The mishap occurred at about 8:20 a.m. in the middle of the block. It was reported that Hotaling was walking across the street from the east, then unexpectedly reversed his direction and began to walk back the other way. He apparently did not see the approaching station wagon driven by Scott Sprague and stepped directly into the path of the vehicle. Sprague, traveling north, applied the brakes and skidded the wheels for several feet before bumping Hotaling.


 Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, May 28, 1964




Sherman Hotaling, 72, of Holyoke entered the East Phillips County Hospital as a patient on Thursday, May 14, 1964, and passed away there on Friday evening, May 22.Services were conducted at the Lewis Funeral chapel here at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25, with Rev. Donald Lang of the Evangelical United Brethren church at Lamar, Nebraska, officiating. Interment was in the Harte plot at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery 11 miles east and one and one-half miles south of Holyoke.


Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were C.E. Harte of Sterling and Mr. and Mrs. Arvin Cummings and Mrs. Sylvia Cummings of Yuma. Mr. Hotaling was a son of Oscar and Addie Holmes Hotaling and was born near Crab Orchard, Nebraska, February 7, 1892. He later moved with his parents to Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska. After the death of his father, he moved with his mother and a brother, Leonard, to a small farm near Otis, Colorado, residing there for a short time.


Following the death of this brother and his mother, Mr. Hotaling lived with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton E. Harte, in Phillips County. After the death of his sister, Mrs. C. E. Harte, he continued to make his home with Mr. Harte in Holyoke until last summer when Mr. Harte moved to the Sterling Heights Nursing home in Sterling, Colorado.


Mr. Hotaling was one of a family of six boys and two girls. He was preceded in death by all of his immediate family except one sister who lives in California. Mr. Hotaling’s father served under General Sherman during the Civil War and Sherman Hotaling was named after this general.


He had many kind and understanding friends. He was an avid sports fan and greatly enjoyed baseball and football. He had a great respect for the church and the flag of the United States.



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