Gerald Herman

Obituary of Gerald Joseph Herman

Parkston – Gerald Joseph Herman, 91, went to his heavenly home Wednesday, June 10 at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston. Due to Coronavirus concerns, there will be a private, family graveside service held Saturday, June 13.

Jerry was born October 10, 1928 to Joseph J. and Genevieve (Wieger) Herman in Parkston, SD. He attended and graduated from Parkston High School. He entered the United States Marine Corp. on November 27, 1951 and served his country during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged on November 20, 1953, Jerry returned to Parkston. He was united in marriage to Eleanora "Norie" Gau on November 19, 1957 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. The couple made their home and raised their children on a farm near Parkston. Jerry worked for the railroad and Meisenholder Hardware before owning and operating Herman Appliance, the family business. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, motorcycles and guns and was always fixing things. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the American Legion and VFW.

Grateful for having shared his life are his 2 children: Dale Herman of Olivet, SD and Marsha (Steve) Altstiel of Sturgis, SD; 12 grandchildren: Matthew (Amber) Pruner, Stephanie Pruner, Zachariah Pruner, Jeremy Herman, all of Sioux Falls, SD; Amy (Ryan) Townsend of Madison, SD; Angela (Trevor) Olson of Sundance, WY; KatieJo Herman of Aberdeen, SD; Steven Herman of Olivet; Sarah (Austin) Koehn of Marion, SD; Rebecca Herman of Parkston; Jenna Herman of Mitchell, SD; and Scott (Hannah) Altstiel of Spearfish, SD; 13 great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Steven Pruner of Parkston.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Norie; 2 children, Wayne Herman and Velda Pruner; and 2 sisters, Sylvia Kirschman and Margaret Carlson.

Memorials would be preferred in lieu of flowers and may be directed to Marsha Altstiel; 9115 N. Ridge Trl.; Sturgis, SD 57785.

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