Sherman Lane Risdall


Sherman Lane Risdall went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with his wife and family be his side on August 13, 2022. He was born in St. Paul, MN to Clayton and Myrtle (Peterson) Risdall on May 19, 1947.

Sherm graduated from Cloquet High School in 1965 and attended UMD. He served in the Army National Guard and worked at Conwed/USG in Cloquet for more that 40 years, retiring in 2009.

Sherm loved the outdoors and his interests and hobbies included fishing, hunting, golf, photography, camping, and spending time with his family and friends.

Sherm loved his Lord and was always excited to study God’s Word. He graduated from Faith Bible Institute after completing a three year course of study. He was in the very first Faith Bible Institute graduating class at Grace Church. Sherm loved his Grace Church family and always looked for ways to serve. At the time of his death he was a deacon and he was formerly a trustee for many years.

Sherm had a deep love for his family and friends. He was dearly loved by his wife, Deb, and they shared life together for 51 years. He is survived by his wife, Debra (Franzen) Risdall; children, Jason (Teresa) Risdall, Andy (Gina) Risdall and Natalie (Mike) Borowski; grandchildren, Emily, Joshua, Kaitlyn, Campbell, Maisy, Gabrielle, Elijah and Calvin; siblings, Suzanne (Alan) Nelson, Emery (Gale) Risdall, and Craig (Wendy) Risdall; his Aunt Alda Twite; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Grace Church in Cloquet, MN on Friday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation: 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 Celebration of Life, Friday, August 19, 2022 at Grace Church, 601 14th Street, Cloquet. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. Donations will be contributed to The Timothy Initiative, an international church planting organization that partners with local believers around the world to make disciples and plant churches in the least reached areas. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see

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