Charles Herman, age 96, of Coffeen, passed away Monday, May 25. Funeral services for 96 year-old Charles Herman will be Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Coffeen with graveside military rites by VFW Post #1306 and American Legion Post #425. Friends may call Wednesday from 5:00 t0 8:00 p.m. at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Memorials are suggested to the Coffeen Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Herman was born on February 8, 1919, to the late Charles Otto & Theresa (Schwab) Herman. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Lovein on August 19, 1948 in Macon, GA. She survives in Coffeen, IL. He was a graduate of Hillsboro High School and attended Brown Business College for two years. He served in the United States Army during World War II serving in Europe and was awarded a combat medal. He lived in the Coffeen area most of his life. He farmed and was an electrician. He loved to garden, tend to his flowers, woodworking and working with stained glass. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Coffeen, IL/St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hillsboro, IL.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, of Coffeen, IL; three children, Sharyn (husband Michael) Ellison, Savannah, GA; Charles “Chuck” (wife Cheryl) Herman, Coffeen, IL; and Robin (husband Lon) Lyons, Peoria, IL and four grandchildren, Jennifer (husband Mike) Kershaw, Coffeen, IL; Heather (husband Mark) Bellaver, Hillsboro, IL; Jared Lyons, St. Louis, MO; Tyler Lyons, Peoria, IL; nine great grandchildren and one brother, Wayne P. “Butch” (wife Georgia) Herman, Lindenhurst, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Benjamin Herman, Eugene Herman and Joseph Herman.