Memorial service planned Friday, April 19
Rosemount High School senior Dalton Christopher Sherrard died on Thursday, April 11, according to an obituary the family released.
He was 18.
Dalton was born July 27, 1994, to Chris and Marie Sherrard in Burnsville.
He attended Parkview Elementary and Rosemount Middle School.
The Rosemount resident loved to fish, play video games, listen to music and spend time with his family and friends.
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to Dalton’s family,” Rosemount High School Principal John Wollersheim wrote in an email that was sent to parents. “The family is working with medical personnel to honor Dalton’s wish to be an organ donor.”
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to LifeSource, a nonprofit dedicated to organ and tissue donation.
On Friday, the school reported that it made counselors available to students, faculty and staff members, along with specially trained personnel for students who needed special attention.
Wollersheim said it might be a student’s natural instincts to not be at school, but he encouraged students to come to school to find support among other students and staff.
“We know you will join us in our concern and sympathy for the family and others who are most affected,” Wollersheim wrote.
Dalton is survived by parents Chris and Marie; siblings Paul (Michelle), Kyle (Carrie), Cameron (Katherine), Bryce and Logan; nephews Kyle Jr. and Ethan; grandparents Charlotte Sherrard and Peter and Dolores Kloskowski as well as other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by grandfather Herbert Sherrard Sr. and brother Erich Ryan.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 19, at Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 County Road 42 E., Burnsville with visitation one hour prior as well as 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, also at church.