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Donald "Don" Herrman


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Donald "Don" Herrman Obituary
Donald "Don" Herrman's mortal life transitioned Wednesday, January 13, 2016 peacefully at home.
Don was born March 15, 1927 to Bonnie Hoadley and Alvin Wesley Herrman. He grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army of Occupation stationed in Germany. After being discharged from the Army he served in the Air Force.
He graduated from the University School with Honors and from Indiana University School of Business with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business. While enrolled in IU he was invited and become a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. There he met and married the first love of his life Katherine Elizabeth Shaffer. Katherine "Kay" died March 8, 1996 at their mountain home.
Influenced by Nan Morrow, Don and Kay joined the Western Carolina Botanical Club. He served as president of the club for five and a half years.
Don is survived by the second love of his life, Dana Braddy Herrman. They were married May 29, 1999 by Rob Field, Rector of St. Philip's Parish, Brevard, NC; two sons, William Herrman of Mt. Dora, FL and Bradley Herrman and his wife, Sharon of Cary, NC, who birthed a grandson, Adam Herrman, who now resides in Norwood, NC.
Don served as Senior Warden of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Christ the King Episcopal Church in Orlando, FL. He has been a faithful member of St. Philip's Parish since establishing residence in Transylvania County in 1988, serving as usher for many years.
His burial wil be at St. Paul's in the Valley prior to memorial service. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 at St. Philip's at 2pm. The family will receive guests immediatley after the service in Miller Hall adjoining the sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Don Herrman's memory to St. Philip's Capital Campaign: 256 East Main St., Brevard, NC 28712 or Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC): 847 Case St., Hendersonville, NC or to CarePartners Foundation, Attn: Carolyn Ashworthy, PO Box 21, Brevard, NC 28712.
Condolences may be made at www.AshevilleMortuaryServices.com
Published in The Times-News from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2016
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