Obit: Herman, John
(1912 - 1933)
----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 12/07/1933
Herman, John (3 DEC 1912 - 3 DEC 1933)
John Herman, 21 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Herman of this village (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.), was instantly killed early Sunday morning, his birthday, when the new Plymouth sedan he was driving collided with the Chevrolet truck owned by Fred Spicaze of Milwaukee. The accident occurred about 3:00 a.m., one-half mile west of Withee. With him were Philip Redman and sister, Miss Mary Wolf, children of Mr. and Mrs. John Wolf. They were not seriously injured, Miss Wolf suffering a slight cut above the eye, and Philip minor bruises. The two men in the truck were unhurt. The young people were returning from a dance at Longwood and the heavy fog during the night is no doubt what cause the accident. The front of the truck was badly damaged and the Plymouth car completely wrecked.
John Herman was born on Dec. 3, 1912, in the town of Thorp, moving to the village with his parents about thirteen years ago. He was a graduate of the Thorp High School with the class of 1931, and afterward attended the normal at LaCrosse. He had recently purchased a truck and was engaged in the trucking business. His death came as a shock to relatives and the whole community.
"No bronze or marble shaft, no splendor of ancient or modern tombs, and no play of immortal genius can adorn the memory of such manly young men. Their lives, their deeds, their influence, living or dead, and their pure aspirations are the monuments that will keep their names burning in the home and the hearts of kindred and brethren, while the flying moments are dimming with their dust and rust, the inscription upon the brightest obelisk in the cemetery. While the silence of death wraps and chills us at this moment, memories, sweet and precious, come crowding in."
Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herman, two brothers, Bobbie and Glen, five sisters, Rosella of Marinette, Mari, Louise, Theresa and Jean at home.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.M. Muckerheide at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church on Wednesday morning, interment taking place in the parish cemetery.
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