PEARL FRANCES HERRMANN

Pearl Frances Herrmann of Hampshire Pearl Frances Herrmann (nee Frohling), 96, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 11, 2012, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, with her family by her side. She was born Aug. 29, 1916, in St. Charles, the daughter of Henry and Mary Ellen (nee O'Brien) Frohling. Pearl married Carl F. Herrmann on Oct. 18, 1933, in Hampshire. They farmed west of Burlington from 1933 to 1965, when they moved to Hampshire. Pearl had worked at Playskool, the Hampshire Nursing Home, and as a caregiver to the elderly. Pearl was a devoted member of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary, Legion of Mary, Catholic Order of Foresters, and Golden Agers. She was also active in her community as a member of the Hampshire-Burlington Senior Citizens, the Hampshire Garden Club, the Kane County Home Extension, the VFW Auxiliary, and Hampshire Woman's Club. She was awarded the Earl Engel Award for community service in 2005. Surviving are seven children, Carl "Mike" of Mesa, AZ, Marlene (the late Troy "Ray") Fulbright and Josephine (Clayton) Watkins, both of Jasper, TN, Patrick (Maria) of Hampshire, Richard (Patricia) of Burlington, Dolly (Joe) Hulke of Plato Center and Mark "Butch" (Lisa) of Marengo; 26 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jerry Frohling in Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl on Dec. 28, 1979; a son, Bernard "Bunny;" grandchildren, Troy Adam Fulbright and Carla Jo Barnes; great-grandchildren, J.D. Sisk and Kathlena Chase; a brother, Henry "Pat" Frohling; and a sister, Helen Klimowski. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 297 E. Jefferson St., Hampshire, with Fr. Sylvester Nnaso officiating. Burial will be in the St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the Fredrick Funeral Home, 284 Park St., Hampshire, with a Rosary at 1:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the St. Charles Borromeo Church or School. For information, call 847-683-2711.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Dec. 13, 2012