Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - George Herman

West Bend News, 01AUG1963
"George A. Herman

Funeral services for George A. Herman, sr., a resident of the town of Wayne for the past 42 years, are being conducted at St. Lucas Lutheran church, Kewaskum, at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) with the Rev. Donald Bitter officiating.  Burial will be in Theresa Union cemetery at Theresa.  Friends called at the Miller funeral home, Kewaskum, from 2 p.m. Wednesday, to 10:30 today and at the church from noon to the times of the services.

Mr. Herman passed away very unexpectedly at his home early Monday, July 29.  Death was attributed to a heart attack.

He was born in the town of Theresa on Sept. 21, 1888 and married the former Alwina [sic] Hahn in that township on Jan. 5, 1911.  She passed away on Feb. 18, 1951.  Mr. and Mrs. Herman were the parents of four children, on of whom Vanelda (Mrs. Alex Krell), died in 1958.  Surviving are Louise (Mrs. Ervin Butzlaff), George, Jr. and Lyle, all residing at rural route, Kewaskum.

He also leaves 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Zimdahl of Allenton.

Mr. Herman was president of the Theresa Mutual Insurance Co.  He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Herman."

George Herman (also spelled "Hermann") is my husband's 2nd great uncle.  George's wife's name on her tombstone in spelled "Alvina". Still need to verify which is correct.


  1. Mrs. Ervin Butzlaff (just noticed a missing letter.

    Also, I'm believe it is Alvina.

    They are my great grandparents.

    Thanks for posting.

  2. Thanks (is it Bambi?)! I noted the spelling difference with Alvina. I agree. I think the newspaper misspelled it. I've seen them misspell so much stuff too! Thanks!