Robert Forrest Sherbun

7/1/1952 - 6/30/2024

Robert Forrest Sherbun

7/1/1952 - 6/30/2024


Robert Sherbun, a beloved family man and dedicated community servant, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and unwavering support. Born and raised in Mishawaka, Robert graduated from Mishawaka High School, where he was known for his feisty spirit as a wrestler, proudly boasting about his 90-pound frame.

Robert's career in law enforcement began at the St. Joseph County Jail from 1975-1981, before he joined the Mishawaka Police Department, serving with honor from 1981-2015. His dedication to his community was recognized when he served as the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) president from 1989-1990 and was awarded Policeman of the Year in 1995. Marian High School also honored him as an Honorary Chairperson in 2002.

A passionate sports enthusiast, Robert rarely missed his grandchildren's games or practices, always cheering them on from the sidelines. He was a die-hard fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Notre Dame Football. His love for Notre Dame was so profound that he worked security at their football games for many years, sharing this experience with his brother and accumulating countless cherished memories.

Music was another of Robert's great loves. A lifelong fan of Van Halen, he collected and played guitars, owning no less than 20 at any given time. Remarkably, Robert never learned to read music but possessed an incredible auditory talent, enabling him to play songs almost instantly by ear.

He is survived by his daughter, Nicole Sherbun; son-in-law, Joshua Rinehart; grandchildren, Jaxon Rinehart, Ellie Rinehart, and Kellen Rinehart. 

Robert is preceded in death by his father, Michael Sherbun Sr.; mother, Lucille "Gardner" Sherbun; and brother, Michael Sherbun. 

Cremation was chosen and Magnolia Cremations of Jeffersonville, Indiana has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

Condolences (2)



Eric Laudeman

Bobby was one of those guys who was always in a great mood. Even when things were going bad, he would somehow find something positive about the situation and focus on that. He was like this until his last day.

Carol and Dennis Rose

What can one say of our Bobby….absolutely the “Best”.
We have deeply loved Bob, our nephew, forever.
RIP Robert F Sherbun, till we meet again…..
Much Love,
Aunty Carol and “Unc” Denny