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Thomas Allen Hermansen 1935 - 2011
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Thomas Allen Hermansen, 76, of Great Bend, died Oct. 21 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson.

He was born July 18, 1935, at Hay Springs, Neb., the son of Victor and Agnes (Johnsen) Hermansen. On Dec. 26, 1959, he married Diana Ringstrom in Pico Rivera, Calif. A resident of Great Bend for 41 years, he was the administrator of Great Bend Manor for 21 years.

Mr. Hermansen was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a medic. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Great Bend.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Eric Hermansen, LaGrange, Ky. and Mark Hermansen and wife Kristine, Great Bend; a daughter, Karen Jones and companion Mike Burgess, Great Bend; a sister, Eva Stallsworth, Plentywood, Mont.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob Hermansen, Don Hermansen, and Lloyd Hermansen.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend with the Rev. Scott V. Solether officiating. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in care of Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home *

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

(620) 793-3525

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 30, 2011