M. Phyllis Herman
The last day of 2017 was the last day on earth for M. Phyllis Herman, 94, of Plainview and formerly of Lake City. Born to Ralph and Mabel (Johnson) O’Hara in Jarrett, MN. She spent her childhood exploring farm bluffs and the Zumbro River with her brother Russell O’Hara. She was educated at Hyde Park Elementary and Rochester High School while the family farmed near Hammond. Sister Shirley Polson-Roberson joined them there.
She met the love of her life and married Edwin Herman in 1941 on Christmas Day. Together in Faith, Love, and Strength, they raised their family in Lake City where Ed was the Herman half of Hassler & Herman Implement Company.
Phyllis was a lover of music, singing soprano in choirs and in a trio that graced many religious services. Her involvements included Women’s Club, American Legion, Women of the Church, Volunteering for the Republican Party and following sports of Lincoln High School.
She is survived by her kids, Madeleine (Jerry) Hlady, Boyton (Sue) Herman, Karleen Lutter, Curtis (Beth) Herman, Stanley (Jeri) Herman, and Richard Hermann. Siblings, Shirley Polson-Roberson and Russell O’Hara. The Herman in-laws, Winifred Salley, and Wilfred Hermann. Grandkids are remembering their first babysitter and nieces and nephews remember someone who loved their conversations.
A Memorial Service is planned for springtime’s warmer weather and the gathering of Herman’s from all over the nation.
The family prefers memorials to; American Legion Post #110 for Boys & Girls State.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, in Lake City. The guest register may be signed online at www.schleicherfuneralhomes.com