Ralph Eugene Herman

Ralph Eugene Herman, 90, passed away May 8, 2013 in Canon City, Colorado. He was born October 11, 1922 in Canon City to David H. and Jessie J. (Smith) Herman. After graduating High School, Ralph joined the Army Air Force and trained as a fighter Pilot where he flew ground attack missions in Italy during WWII. Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Air Force with the rank of Captain, Ralph and his wife Bonnie settled in Pueblo. He worked as an electrician and advanced to President and CEO of State Incorporated Industrial Construction Company in Pueblo, CO. After the company sold to Newberry Energy, Ralph was selected as CEO of Newberry Energy in Phoenix, AZ, where he worked until he retired in 1986. Upon retirement, Ralph and Bonnie moved back to Canon City where they were raised. Ralph enjoyed traveling, and took his wife and children on numerous adventures throughout his life. He lived a happy long life, but will be missed tremendously by his family and friends. Mr. Herman is survived by his son, Rand (Teresa); and one grandson, Jesse Herman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; and daughters, Robin and Renee. Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2013 at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice at 601 Greenwood Avenue, Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements handled through Wilson Funeral Home. Online condolences @ www.wilsonfuneral home.org

Funeral Home

Wilson Funeral Home
1449 South 9th Street Canon City, CO 81212
(719) 275-3372

Published in The Canon City Daily Record on May 11, 2013