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 Posted: Friday Apr 3rd, 2009 04:43 PM
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We've lost another member of our racing community with the passing of Sherm Toller last night. Sherm was the infeild anouncer at Ernie Purcell Speedway in Grass Valley, Ca. for several years in the 80's and 90's till it closed. Sherm then worked at Marysville Raceway Park as the infield announcer.

Wanted to send my condolences to wife Loree and daughters Sheree and Kaylee. We love you all and hope you're doing alright in this tough time.

RIP Sherm. You will be missed.



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Sherm was a great friend. He epitomized what makes racing people so special. Despite his own medical battles the last few years he still constantly thought of others and was always making phone calls to check on people. His web of friends was amazing and he never forgot anyone. RIP Sherm! We'll miss the phone conversations. God Bless Loree, Sheree, and Kaylee. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

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Gary,

Is there a chance you could put the families address for cards.  I met Sherm a couple years before the Alan Bradway Jr. accident at Skagit when he would bring his family up.  Sherm was sitting next to me during that accident and knew it was bad.  For those that knew Sherm, you couldn't miss him coming but he had a heart of gold and loved racing.  He and his daughter had diabetes like my daughter and Sherm was a custodian for the schools in Grass Valley which I do now and  he grew up with my former Safeway District Manager.  When Steve Kilcup and I worked together at the Mount Vernon Safeway,  Sherm would be hollering at the top of his lungs for service, knowing we were stocking in the back!  RIP Sherm!!

Kelly Nicholas
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Met Sherm in the early 80's and every time I saw or talked to him it was a pleasure. As the Leightys said, he constantly thought of others. The last time I talked to him one of the last things he said was to make sure my wife took care of herself and her diabetes. Knew his health had taken a turn for the worse but was still a shock to read of his passing. Racing has lost another 'one of a kind'. One that will be missed by all that knew him.
Condolences and sympathy to Loree, Sheree, and Kaylee.

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Here's the address for cards:

315 Empire Court
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530.263.5572 or 530.273.3192



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RIP Sherm!!!

Never got the chance to meet him, but I witnessed his work many times at the track.



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If you go to 'The Union.Com' Grass Valley's hometown newspaper, there is an excellant story on Sherm and his passing.  Also there is a 3-20-06 republish article by former Sports Editor of that paper Dave Price who highlighted Sherm and his accomplishments that year with a 'Sherm Toller Night at Twin City Speedway'.

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Fred Rannard and Chet Cory introduced me to Sherm in the early 80's when he would visit for Dirt Cup. He was a very nice, very likeable man. The racing community has lost a good one. RIP Sherm.



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Had Sherm's services today and there was a really nice turnout. Was pretty cool to see.

And was really nice to see Fred Rannard come down.



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