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EAST PEORIA - The Rev. Delbert Herman, age 89, of East Peoria, Ill., passed away and entered heaven at 8:58 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, with his wife of 70 years and their children at his side.

He was born in Armington, Ill., on Oct. 18, 1925, the son of Henry and Mary Jackson Herman. He married Ieda Jonasdottir on March 25, 1945, in Reykjavik, Iceland, while stationed there during World War II with the United States Navy. She survives.

Surviving are his children, Lucille Baker of Hudson, Ill., Del (Carina) Herman of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, Marian Tucker of Owen, Wis., Peggy Herman of Seattle, Wash., Christine (Larry) Butterfield of Chicago, Ill., Myra (Donald) Chaput of Draper, Utah, Jonathan (Susan) Herman of Colorado Springs, Colo., Timothy (Bonnie) Herman of Peoria, Ill., Della (Alan) Schmidt of Winona, Minn., and Heidi Herman of Morton, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bill Herman of Minonk, Ill.

His parents, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

The Rev. Herman pastored churches in Bentown, Bloomington, Pontiac, Peoria and Chillicothe and was the founder of Bible Truth Crusade and Midwest Bible College in Bloomington. He also built several churches in central Illinois. The culmination of his ministry is the recently completed study guide for the Book of Revelations which will be available soon at bibledecisiontime.org.

His visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the New Beginnings Church of God, 814 Jersey Ave., Normal Ill. His homecoming celebration will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. The Reverend Herman's three sons will be officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard at the church. Burial will follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Bloomington.

Memorials may be made to Compassion International or a ministry of choice. Please mail your memorial to New Beginnings Church of God, 814 Jersey Ave., Normal, IL 61761, attention Lucille Baker.

Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.

Please view the obituary and share your condolences and memories online at www.calvertmemorial.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2015
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