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DR. HANS N. SHERIDAN, 75, laid down his working tools and joined the Grand Architect of the Universe on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Born June 3, 1941, in Marion, Ind., he graduated from Marion High School where he had the opportunity to serve as the Giant mascot. He played football for Tony Hinkle at Butler University on teams that were undefeated and nationally ranked. He was a member of the 1961 undefeated football team that was inducted into the Butler Athletic Hall of Fame. He was the captain of the team his senior year. Butler is where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Science and was a member of Phi Delta Theta social fraternity. He received a Master's Degree and a Doctorate in Education from Ball State University. He loved to play golf and travel. He had the opportunity to visit all 50 states and several countries. He liked his beer, wine and fine cigars. His career in education spanned some 32 years serving as a teacher and administrator in Elwood, New Castle, Muncie and Fort Wayne. While with the Fort Wayne Community Schools, he developed the magnet school program and ended his career in education as the principal of Wayne High School. He also coached football and wrestling. Following his career in education, he worked for a software development company in Texas and then served as the Director of Human Resources for the City of Fort Wayne. Leaving that position, he became the CEO of the Scottish Rite Center. In retirement, he worked with his good friend and colleague, Rudy A. Mahara, Sr. at Mahara Wealth Partners. Honors received include the Sagamore of the Wabash from then Governor Evan Bayh. He was also noted as a Kentucky Colonel from then Governor Paul E. Patton and was a recipient of the Tennessee Squire. He was very active in the Masonic fraternity at Waynedale Lodge 739, Scottish Rite serving as the Executive Secretary, York Rite, Order of the Red Cross St. Hillary, Mizpah Shrine, Jesters and ROAH. He was a recipient of the DeMolay Honor award and the 33rd degree. He was a member of the Downtown and Anthony Wayne Rotary Club receiving the Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church and served on the Boards of Northeast Indiana Easter Seals ARC and the CAWS (Crescent Avenue Weekday School) board as well as the President of the Smith Academy for Excellence school board and past president of the Fort Wayne American Cancer Society and was a founding board member of the Fort Wayne Boys and Girls Club. He also served as treasurer of the 431 Foundation overseeing extensive restoration of the then Scottish Rite Center. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, H. Jeanne D. Sheridan; four children, Seth (Brooke) Sheridan of Fort Wayne, Shiloh Sheridan of Avon, Christian (Dana) Sheridan of Houston, and Zachary (Yvette) Sheridan of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren, Jedaiah, Harrison, Ella, Grace, Rowan and Lincoln; and one great-granddaughter, August. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and June (Nikirk) Sheridan; and brother, John Sheridan. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Mark Glough officiating. Visitation also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with a Masonic service at 8:30 p.m. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Crescent Avenue Weekday School, Easter Seals ARC of Northeast Indiana or Shriners Hospitals for Children. To sign the online guestbook, visit
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