Sherman Poppen
1930 - 2019
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Sherman Poppen was one of the earliest originators of the snowboard, designing a product he called the Snurfer in the late 1960s. His prototype Snurfer was created by connecting his young daughter’s two skis together with cross bars of wood.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Aug. 12, 2019.
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September 14, 2019
I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his invention that millions of people have fell in love with. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of mourning.
September 11, 2019
A celebration of life will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Hilt Building in downtown Muskegon. Remarks begin at 5:30 p.m.
September 7, 2019
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Friend
August 22, 2019
I am truly sorry about the loss of your loved one. Deepest sympathies.
August 20, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Losing our loved ones is never easy but may the love of people that surrounds you soften your grief. May you continue to throw all your burden on to God because He cares for you.
August 16, 2019
Thank you for your inventions.
August 16, 2019
MY CONDOLENCES TO MR. SHERMAN POPPEN'S FAMILY, I AM SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE, MAY THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT AND YOUR FOND MEMORIES GIVE YOU PEACE.
S.P.
August 16, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the family of Sherman. We all truly benefit from his invention. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this extremely difficult time.
August 15, 2019
Fond memories will live on in lots of hearts along with his family of skiers. May God 's spirit comfort the family. Peace.
August 14, 2019
Fondly I recall Sherm as a fellow NROTC classmate for four years at Northwestern University. He was a fun guy we all enjoyed knowing, especially on US Navy cruises each summer. We lost touch after commissioning but I'm thrilled to learn of his family's successful snowboard experience. Well done Sherm!
Don Marseille
Classmate
August 14, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. I do hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have with Sherman. May you strengthen you hope and find comfort as you read our Heavenly Fathers letter to us, the Bible.
August 14, 2019
Dear Poppen Family:

I am sorry for your loss.
August 13, 2019
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
August 13, 2019
May you find comfort in knowing that your dear love one is safe in the memory of God.
August 12, 2019
With sincere condolences. May the God of comfort give you peace in this difficult time.
D Blatch
August 12, 2019
Ann Stokman
August 12, 2019
Peace.
Glen James Hausfeld
August 12, 2019
Dear Louise and family, We were so very sad to read about Sherm's passing. We send you our deepest sympathy and many loving memories of our times together in Steamboat Springs, all the joy and happiness he brought to his friends and neighbors, and how much fun we all had together on the ski mountain and at the "Over the Hill Gang" dinners and events. He was a wonderful person and we will never forget his smiling face and laughing eyes, and of course, his incredible stories and all the downhill adventures. Cynthia and Tony Vaida, Denver Colorado
Cynthia and Tony Vaida
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