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In Memory of Joseph Sherbanenko

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday March 31, 2022
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday April 1, 2022
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Service

11:00 am
Friday April 1, 2022
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Joseph William Sherbanenko, age 38, of Minnesota’s St. Croix Valley, passed away on March 18, 2022. Joe was born in Minneapolis on June 22, 1983, to his parents, Mary Singer and Wasil Sherbanenko.

 

Joe was well known throughout his childhood and youth for a passion for cars leading to the ultimate expression of his vocation, the creation of Shores Auto in 2017. The dealership was a great place for Joe to live true to his workplace values of respect for his staff and customers and having fun while working hard. 

 

Joe loved to discover new places and experiences while traveling.  His wanderlust led him to many places, but he fell in love most with the mountains of Colorado, the West Coast, and recently Utah’s beautiful landscapes.

 

His big heart, generous spirit and giant sense of humor attracted friends from all walks of life.

 

He was a devoted son to Mary, a loyal brother to Bill and a loving partner to Kristi.

 

Joe will forever remain in the hearts of his mother, Mary Singer; the love of his life Kristi Odden; brother Bill (Gina); grandfather Robert Singer; uncles Steve (Tammy) Singer, Alex (Kathy), Vic (Angie) Sherbanenko, his cousins and friends.

 

Joe was preceded in death by his father Wasil; grandparents Donna Singer, Alex and Sina Sherbanenko; and cousin Alex.

 

A service to honor Joe’s life will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI, at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior to the service. There will also be a visitation the night prior at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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    • I had the pleasure of knowing Joe for over twenty years and considered him my best friend. He was simply one of the best people Ive ever known. He was beyond selfless and kind. Joe helped me out tremendously for a number of years during some of my darkest times and I truly don’t know if I would even be here today if it wasn’t for his support. I never got the chance to tell him how proud I was when he opened Shores. I watched him turn what seemed to be a money making hobby into a legit business. He was a hard worker who also knew how to find time to spend with his friends. I’m going to miss you so much bro. Your family and friends are in my prayers.

    • Joe was my childhood friend. Growing up, our houses were nearly connected through the backyard, and we spent most days together, especially in summer. We went to kindergarten all the way through high school together. Though we went separate ways after high school, I’ll always remember Joe for being genuine, enthusiastic, creative and funny. He influenced me in so many ways, but especially in stepping out of my comfort zone, taking risks and thinking creatively. Whether it was building something out of legos in his basement, experimenting with video production, tinkering with A/V equipment, learning to play power chords on the electric guitar or riding bikes around Burnsville. It was always an adventure. We learned a lot together and Joe was always a step ahead looking for the next thing. Every time I’d walk through the yards to his house, I could bet he’d be up to something new and exciting.

      His spirit was indomitable and so was his passion for cars. Those two things were very unique about Joe. Even from a young age his knowledge about cars was impressive. I remember walking with him to school in I think 3rd grade and he was naming all the makes and models of cars that drove past, making comments about cost and style that went well over my head. He taught me to recognize different features and pay attention to models and hood ornaments. As we got older he became more hands-on with modifying and repairing cars, it was really quite amazing given the extent to which he was self taught.
      After high school, I met him only once when he had just begun his own business as an auto dealer. It was fun hearing about his stories of his early twenties and I felt proud that he had followed his passion and struck out on his own. I relish the warmth, positivity and sense of humor that imbued my interactions with Joe, which his family, friends and associates must have experienced regularly. I am still struggling to get over the shock of his passing so young. My sympathies go out to the family, Mary and Bill and those who were closest to him. I am fortunate to have enjoyed his friendship for those foundational years. May he Rest In Peace.

    • On behalf of the members of Dragonfly, with whom Joe’s grandfather Bob sings: Our hearts go out to you. Our thoughts and prayers hold you in love. We wish for you courage and peace.

    • On behalf of all the members of the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus, please accept our deepest sympathy.
      Mary is a valued member of our board of directors and both she and grandfather Bob are long-time members of our chorus.
      Joe must have been a very special person and we mourn along with his friends and family.

    • Joe was one of those one in a million people who makes such an impression when you meet him that you never forget him.
      He’s left us, but moved to that great car lot in the sky.
      I doubt Joe could have said negative words about anyone, even if he tried.