William "Bill" Sherertz Jr.

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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

February 4, 1946 ~ January 21, 2011
"Anything but typical, whatever Bill did he made it extraordinary. He was a man of honor and integrity; he will be missed."

William "Bill" Sherertz, Jr. of Battle Ground, WA, passed away on Jan. 21, 2011. He was born Feb. 4, 1946 in Upland, CA to William and Dorothy (Winters) Sherertz and raised in Bandon, OR.
Bill attended both Willamette and Oregon State University, graduating from OSU in 1965. He played Baseball for OSU in college and recently reconnected with Coach Casey and the Beavers baseball club.
In 1980 he became CEO of Barrett Business Services which he ran successfully for the rest of his life. He was fond of saying that he was "just a small town Bandon boy". This small town boy built Barrett Business Services Inc, a billion dollar, publicly traded company, from the ground up.
Bill was an avid golfer, and loved to fish and hunt. Traditionally, he set out to Eastern Oregon every year in search of "the big boys", accompanied by his family and closest friends. Most recently he purchased the old Parker House with the dream of creating a restaurant where people could gather and enjoy good food and wine in a comfortable atmosphere.
Whatever he did, he aimed to be the best and his successes are too numerous to list them all here. Husband, father, CEO, philosopher, restaurateur, hunter, drag racer, mentor, philanthropist, gambler, friend, and pirate 200 hundred years too late would be a start.
Bill is survived by his wife of 14 years, Kimberly Sherertz; four children, Sarah, Alex, Elizabeth and Cole; and his niece Jamie.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy; father, "Billie"; brother, Bob; and son, Jason.
Funeral services will be held Jan. 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Summit View Church, 7701 NE 182nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98682.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital or Vancouver Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
Please sign Bill's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.


Published in The Columbian on Jan. 26, 2011
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