HAMPSHIRE - Charles G. Herrmann, 79, of Hampshire, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 in his home with his family by his side.|
He was born May 11, 1934, in Burlington, the son of Joseph and Emma (Drendel) Herrmann. Charles was a 1952 graduate of Hampshire High School. He married Shirley M. Koehnke on Oct. 12, 1955, at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Hampshire.
Charles had worked as a dairy and grain farmer and at the Gurstenburg-Tucker Grain Elevator. He later worked at the Kane County Highway Department and the Burlington Township Highway Department for over 20 years.
Charles was a faithful member of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and was past Chief Ranger of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Court 729. He had also served as the past vice president of the Burlington-Hampshire Senior Citizens.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Shirley; children, Jeanette (John) Bidinger of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Gerry (Steve Boldt) Conro of Hampshire, Rick (Marie Takach) Herrmann of St. Charles, Ken (Stef) Herrmann of Elgin; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joseph, Vernon (Mary) and Elmer Herrmann; a sister, Lucille Campbell; and many nieces and nephews, and good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother in law, Willis Campbell; and sisters-in-law, Carol and Loretta Herrmann.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 297 E. Jefferson St., Hampshire. Burial will be in the St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church with Rosary at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Masses may be made in his name, or memorials to the Burlington Ambulance Services, or to the KishHealth System Hospice.
The Fredrick Funeral Home in Hampshire is assisting the family. Information, call 847-683-2711.
Published in Daily Chronicle on May 5, 2014