Eugene J. “Gene” Herrman, 53, of Great Bend, died July 18 at his home. He was born July 30, 1956, at Hays, the son of Elmer J. and Bertille (Meier) Herrman. He was married to Mary Battisti for 12 years. He later married Jean A. Keffer on May 14, 2010, at Great Bend. He worked as a service technician for Coca-Cola for 18 years, was a high lift operator for Fuller Brush for five years and also worked at the Walnut Bowl. He was a Great Bend resident since 1963, coming from Hays, living in Fort Scott for a short time. He was a United States Air Force veteran.
Mr. Herrman was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and American Legion Argonne Post 180, both of Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife, Jean A. Herrman, of the home; his three children, Matthew Herrman and Joseph Herrman, both of Fort Scott, and Marissa Deschamp and husband Kyle of Ottawa, Canada.; their children, Bennett Shumate, Shaminy Clone and Jayne Shumate, all of Great Bend, and William Fields of Ellinwood; one brother, Neal Herrman and wife Faye of Great Bend; three sisters, Bonnie Cutrano of Hutchinson, Sandra Beyer of Vista, Calif., and Rebecca Bell of Wichita; his mother, Berdy Herrman, of Great Bend; his granddaughter, Audra Deschamp; and their 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend, with Father Reginald A. Urban celebrant. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend, with military honors conducted by a McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to the Eugene J. “Gene” Herrman Expense Fund, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net. Funeral arrangements provided by<br />Bryant Funeral Home*<br />1425 Patton Road<br />Great Bend, KS 67530<br />620-793-3525<br />Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 21, 2010