Frances Herman, 1918-2018

Published 1:00 am Friday, February 2, 2018

Frances Louella Herman died at Olivia Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Memory Care Unit on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. She was 99 and suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

Frances Herman

Frances was born Nov. 18, 1918,  in Millheim, Pennsylvania, to Oliver Bruce Shawver and Elsie N. (Pressler) Shawver. She graduated from east Pennsylvania’s Valley High School in Millheim. She married Marlin Frederick Herman on June 27, 1940. They celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary before her husband died in January 2014.

During World War II she worked at a hosiery mill in Pennsylvania, filling in for men serving their country. She was an excellent seamstress, making clothes for family members. She spent years in the altar guild at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea and loved to golf, playing her last round when she was 90. She lived with her husband at Fairview Place in Olivia before spending her final years in the memory care unit.

Frances is preceded in death by three brothers and her parents.

She is survived by her only son, Gary; her daughter-in-law, Sharon; four grandchildren, Rick Herman (Nancy), Terri Muench (Bob), Randy Herman and Melissa Haces (Carl); nine great-grandchildren, Jennifer Benz (Eric), Ben Herman (Meghan), Joseph Kremer-Herman, Katrina Johnson (Zack), Taylor Herman (Mallory), Nathaniel Kremer-Herman, Alyssa Hughes (John), Alexandria Haces and Rebekah Muench; and three great-great granddaughters, Ellie Herman, Madelyn Herman and Adilynn Herman.

A memorial service will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are by Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.