La CROSSE — Alex A. Herrman, 82, La Crosse, Kansas, met his creator Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Rush County Memorial Hospital, La Crosse.
Alex was born June 28, 1935, on the family farm in rural Rush County, Kansas, to Nicholas and Veronica (Legleiter) Herrman. He was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1953 graduate of La Crosse High School, La Crosse, he spent his time as a farmer and also worked at Cross Manufacturing for 13 years.
He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, La Crosse, and a former member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Liebenthal, Kansas. He was an honorary life member of Knights of Columbus Council 2970, La Crosse, where he was a former Grand Knight, District Deputy, a member of the degree team, and a delegate to the Supreme Convention. He was a 4th degree member of the Pope Paul VI Assembly, La Crosse, a former USD 395, La Crosse, school board member, and a former board member of the Rush County Farmer’s Co-op.
He enjoyed attending all of his grandchildren’s activities, and was also an avid “La Crosse Leopard Fan.” He was proud of his Leopard history, and helped construct the current high school.
On April 23, 1956, he married Twila Mae Staab at St. Joseph’s Church, Hays, Kansas.
Survivors include, his wife, Twila Herrman of the home; four daughters, Janel Weigel, and husband, Rick, La Crosse, Jillane Koochel, and husband, Pat, Great Bend, Kansas, Jerilyn Stull, and husband, Mike, McCracken, Kansas, and Joyce Temanson, and husband, Bill, Pratt, Kansas; one son, Glenn Herrman, and wife, Shanon, La Crosse; 14 grandchildren, Nicholl Weigel, Nathan (Nicole) Weigel, Rachel (Tyler) Thompson, Christopher (Lindsey) Koochel, Emily Koochel, Ethan Koochel, Tayler Stull, Colby Stull, Eli Temanson, Aden Temanson, Isaac Temanson Brett Herrman, Blake Herrman, and Brooke Herrman; and four great-grandchildren, Madeline Koochel, Avery Koochel, Charlie Weigel, and Jace Weigel; two brothers, Marvin Herrman, and wife, Florence, La Crosse, and Albert (Al) Herrman, and wife, Mary, Salina, Kansas; and two sisters, Edith Bollig, La Crosse, and Elenora Moeder, La Crosse. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Chris Herrman, Elmer Herrman, Alvin Herrman, Kenneth Herrman, and Raymond Herrman; and four sisters, Emma Moeder, Agnes Herrman, Bertha Sauber, and Sister Louise Herrman.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, La Crosse, with the family receiving friends from 6-7 p.m. A vigil service and 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 7 p.m. Church visitation will be Monday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, La Crosse. Funeral service will be Monday, March 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, La Crosse, Kansas, with Father Eric Gyamfi officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Liebenthal. In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests memorials to St. Michael’s Catholic Church, La Crosse, or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Liebenthal. Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at www.charterfunerals.com/locations/janousek-lacrosse.php.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home
719 Pine Street
P.O. Box 550
La Crosse, KS 67548
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 11, 2018