Michael F. “Mike” Herrman
Michael F. “Mike” Herrman, 74, Schoenchen, died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Rush County Memorial Hospital in LaCrosse, Kansas.
He was born September 27, 1943 on the family farm near Liebenthal, Kansas, the son of Isidore and Albertina (Legleiter) Herrman. In 1961, he graduated from LaCrosse High School and went on to attend the Colorado Technical Institute in Denver, Colorado for one year, graduating in 1962. In October of 1962, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was an Electronics Technician (Radar). After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1966, he worked for RCA, for the NASA Space Center in Houston, TX, for Sperry Univac and Unisys in Houston for 23 years, and for Glassman Corporation in Hays for fifteen years, until his retirement in 2013. On April 23, 2004 he was united in marriage to Alice (Mermis) Munsch at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church in Hays. Mike was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Schoenchen, and he loved to hunt, fish, play cards, and attend grandchildren’s sporting events. He was also a history buff, a dog lover, and he loved to dance.
Survivors include his wife, Alice, of the home, two step-sons; Troy Munsch and wife Laura of Salina, and Les Munsch and wife Cathie of Thornton, Colorado, a step-daughter; Stacey Walters and husband Bob of Kingman, KS, a brother; William “Bill” Herrman and wife Lucy of LaCrosse, five sisters; Viola Depperschmidt of LaCrosse, Henrietta Haselhorst of Hays, Mary C. Dreher of Plainville, Lillian Leiker of Schoenchen, and Georgiana Herrman of Great Bend, seven grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Monday, February 26, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Schoenchen. Burial will follow with military honors by the Hays VFW Honor Guard in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Sunday and from 8:30 am until 9:30 on Monday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street. A vigil service will be at 6:30 pm followed by a rosary led by the St. Anthony Altar Society at 7:00, all on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested in Mike’s memory to charities to be determined later, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com