Joseph William Herman
Early in the morning of October 10, 2020, Jesus wrapped His arms around Joseph William Herman and took him home. He was a devout Catholic, loving husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, great-great-grandpa, brother, uncle and a friend to many.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret Herman of Topeka, KS; a daughter; Mary Ann Meier of Topeka, KS; a granddaughter, Crystal Jean Kelly of Plano, Texas; three sisters; and seven brothers.
Joseph was born January 7, 1924 in Topeka, KS. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 aboard the heavy cruiser USS New Orleans. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad from 1946 until his retirement in 1984.
He is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Barbara Herman; son; Joseph, Jr. (Colleen) of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Barbara K. Kelly (Bob) of Nicaragua; son, Daniel (Brigitte) of Haslet, TX; son, Donald (Kathy) of Livermore, CO; son-in-law, Bobby Meier of Topeka, KS; sister, Martha Towle of Tucson, AZ;19 grandchildren; 43 + one due in April great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandsons.
Rosary will be Friday, October 23, 2020, 10:30 a.m. with Mass of Celebration at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas and Tennessee. He has been cremated and burial will be at a later date in Topeka, KS.
With new NM Covid-19 restrictions in place, the family asks all attending to wear masks and practice social distancing.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, or a charity of your choice in Joseph's name.
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