SHERMAN – Fred A. Sleeper, 63, died July 16, 2005, at Houlton. He was born March 8, 1942, in Island Falls, the son of Royce C. and Thelma (Sawyer) Sleeper. He graduated from Sherman High School in 1960. He retired from Great Northern Paper and was a member of the Molunkus Valley Snowmobile Club and also delivered Bangor Daily Newspapers. Fred enjoyed going to breakfast at Porters or the Sherman Mobil and reading his paper and getting the local gossip before going on with his day. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Barbara (Parady) Sleeper of Sherman; three brothers, David and his wife, Janet Sleeper, of Mattawamkeag, Leo Sleeper of Sherman, Allan and Frances Sleeper of Sherman; one sister, Lois and her husband, Malcolm Foss, of Mattawamkeag; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his constant companion and nap partner, “Nancy”. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Molunkus Valley Snowdrifters Club, North Street, Sherman, with the Rev. Leon Robertson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Molunkus Valley Snowdrifters Inc., care of Bowers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 579, Houlton, ME 04730.