William R. “Bill” Herman, age 79, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 8:05 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at The Laurels of DeKalb in Butler, Indiana, where he was a resident. Mr. Herman was a 1960 graduate of Edgerton High School and served in the Army Reserves. He was employed in maintenance at Pullman Industries prior to his retirement. For many years, he was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Edgerton and was a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 1494, of which he served as grand knight, Bishop Rappe Assembly, and Montpelier Moose Lodge. He enjoyed refurbishing his antique tractor, collecting guns and attending his grandchildren’s various sporting events.
William R. “Bill” Herman was born on May 5, 1942, in Edgerton, the son of Rupert A. and Virginia E. (Yingling) Herman. He married Patricia Ann Kissinger on April 4, 1964, in Edgerton, and she survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Randy (Susan) Herman and Rick (Shanea) Herman, both of Edgerton, and Kevin (Jennifer) Herman of Whitehouse, Ohio; one daughter, Amy (Brian) Leppelmeier of Pettisville, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Douglas and Michael Imm, Amanda and Sarah Herman, Aubree, Hayden and Ava Herman, Mallory Herman, Alexa, Morgan, Max and Jack Leppelmeier; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Richard E. Herman of Frederick, Maryland, David Herman of West Chester, Ohio, Michael Herman of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Daniel (Shari) Herman of South Bend, Indiana; two sisters, Margaret Warnock of Edwardsburg, Michigan, and Christina (Dennis) Jones of Hamilton, Indiana; and a sister-in-law, Pat Herman of Edgerton. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ruth Burkholder; one brother, George Herman; a brother-in-law, Robert Warnock Jr.; and one sister-in-law, Patty Herman.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Edgerton. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the church with the Rev. Daniel Borgelt officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Edgerton.
Memorials are requested to St. Mary Catholic School.
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