Bachelor, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1952.
Chemist 3M, St. Paul, 1952-1967, research specialist, 1967-1973, technical manager, 1973-1982, manager technical development, 1982—1992. Retired, 1992
Trustee GMI Engineering and Management Institute, Flint, Michigan, 1986-1992. Board directors, owner Advanced Optics Inc., Minneapolis.
Director National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation, 1996-1999, since 2002.
Trustee Gustavus Adolphus College, 1989-1992. Member American Chemical Society, American Society Training and Development, American Society Engineering Education (director continuing professional development division 1986-1989, chair 1989-1990).
Married Hubert Townsend Sherman, August 15, 1953. Children: Sharilyn Kay Sherman Loushin, Wendy Jane Sherman Heil.