Hermus Sr., John
John Hermus Sr., age 97, of Seymour, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 19, 2014 at Meadow Wood Assisted Living. He was born December 15, 1916 son of the late Cornelius and Anna (Vergowan) Hermus in Kimberly, Wisconsin.
On June 18, 1949 he was united in marriage to Mathilda "Tillie" Linsmeyer at St. John's Catholic Church in Seymour. They had been blessed with 63 wonderful happy years together. Tillie preceded him in death October 31, 2012.
John was a WWII Army Veteran and member of the Seymour American Legion, Freedom VFW posts and Catholic Knights. He moved to Seymour in 1920 and in 1947 bought the farm. He and his wife farmed at route 3 Seymour until their retirement in September of 1981. They then moved to Seymour and later resided at Meadow Wood.
John was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Oneida, where he was a mass server as a youth. He loved music and family. He enjoyed playing cards, bingo, traveling, going to their cottage in Townsend, fishing and boating.
Survivors include his children: Kathleen (Roger) Kerkhoff, Mary Brocker, Sherry (Vaughn) Wilkinson, Ron (Cindy) Hermus, John Jr. (Debbie) Hermus, Mark Hermus (special friend Diane), Lee Hermus, James (Sandy) Hermus, Gene (Lori) Hermus; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters: Rose (Harold) Hendricks and Antionette Van Handel; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Evelyn Hermus, Jane Linsmeyer, Margaret Linsmeyer.
Preceded in death by his son Jerome; brothers: Adrian, Jimmy and Antone (Jean); sisters: Nellie (Sam) Weller, Jane Hermus, Cora (George) Van Cyke, Anna (Willard) Vanden Heuvel, Mary (Norbert) Vanden Heuvel, Betty Klarner, Theresa (Joseph) Linsmeyer, Josephine Hermus, brothers-in-law: Leonard, Edward, Frank (Jean); sisters-in-law: Elsie Linsmeyer, Ida (Norman) Kemkes, Mary Linsmeyer, Loretta (Paul) Steffens.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 4-8 PM with a prayer service at 7:30 PM and on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Oneida from 9:30 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Fr. John Chrysostom Katamba officiating. Military Rites will follow at the church. Entombment will take place at Allouez Cemetery and Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
A special thank you to John's "Sweethearts" (his caregivers) at Meadow Wood; the girls were all so special. Also thank you so much to Unity Hospice, for John's final days. All gave John so much care and concern.
Muehl Boettcher Funeral Home
358 South Main Street Seymour, WI 54165
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2014