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Roy E. Herrman

October 24, 1938 ~ May 17, 2019 (age 80)

Roy E. Herrman

Roy E. Herrman, 80, Hays, died Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Hays Good Samaritan Society.

He was born October 24, 1938 in Liebenthal the son of Reinhold and Josephine (Kuhn) Herrman.  He was a graduate of St. Joseph Military Academy and earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Fort Hays State University.  On February 6, 1965 he was united in marriage to Hilda Mader at the Army Post Chapel in Wertheim, Germany.  They celebrated 54 years of marriage.  He was a United States Army veteran, retiring after 21 years of service.  He served in Vietnam and earned a Purple Heart.  Roy was a Certified Government Accountant (CGA) and auditor for the Department of Defense.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, enjoyed listening to country music, and watching westerns and old-time movies.

Survivors include his wife; Hilda of Hays, two daughters; Renee Vine of Hays and Cheryl Shubert  of Hays, two brothers; Lester Herrman and wife Brenda of Hays and Leon Herrman and wife Debbie of Colorado Springs, CO, three sisters; Carol Danielson of Great Bend, Doris Winslow of Hays, and Linda Mayberry and husband Jim of Great Bend, five grandchildren; Alan Vine of Hays, Sara Totten and husband Tom of Hays, Shannon Shubert of Emporia, Abigail Shubert of Hays, and Allison Shubert of Hays, two great-grandsons; Leon Staab of Hays and Lucious “Luke” Doxey of Hays, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son; Mark, an infant great-grandson; Andrew Wesley Totten, five brothers; Elmer, Cyril, Frank, Donny, and J.R. Herrman, and a sister; Edna Rohr.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Fred Gatschet officiating.  Inurnment with military honors by the Fort Riley U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division funeral detail, Hays VFW Post No. 9076 Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders Post No. 173 will follow at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in WaKeeney.  Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 on Monday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Tuesday, all at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.  A combined vigil service and rosary will be at 7:00 pm on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Church or for masses.  Condolences and memories of Roy may be shared with the family at

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