Obit: Herman, Clifford A. (1911 - 2009)
Surnames: Herman, Franklin, Krackenberger, Kronschnabl, Hartman, Glasbrenner, Meier, Sebold
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 31 Aug. 2009
Herman, Clifford A. (30 Dec. 1911 - 30
Clifford A. Herman, 97, of Dorchester,
died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at the Colonial Center in
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 2, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. The
Rev. Benjamin Franklin will officiate. Burial will take place
following the service at Dorchester Public Cemetery with full
military rites conducted by Dorchester American Legion Post No.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Wednesday at the church.
He was born December 30, 1911, in Wood
County to Arthur and Nora (Krackenberger) Herman. He was a graduate
of Dorchester High School. He enjoyed playing all sports and in
1936, he played for the Medford baseball team that won the State
Amateur Championship. Following the big win later that year, he
signed with the White Sox as a first base man and played for them
until the war. He served his country by serving as a sergeant in
the Army from 1940-45. He fought in the invasion of Normandy at
Utah Beach during WWII.
On Jan. 20, 1941, he married the love of
his life Mildred Kronschnabl. He was employed as the plant manager
for Foremost Foods in Owen, the U.S. Post Office, Meyer Building in
Dorchester, and co-owned Mildy's Dress Store. He was lifelong
member of St. Louis Catholic Church, VFW in Dorchester, and the
He is lovingly survived by his son Joseph
(Carole) Herman of Holcombe, Three grandsons Douglas (Stacey) Scott
(Jeanne) and Jeffrey (Stephanie) Herman. Eight great grandchildren
Dalton, Cassidy, Madison, Matthew, Jackson, Emily, Ella, Max and 4
step great grandchildren Alex, Anna, Addison, Alivia. Two sisters
Dorthy Hartman and Myrtle (Tom) Glasbrenner. He is further survived
by special friends Al and Norma Meier.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Kenneth and James, one sister Geraldine, brother in laws Fred Hartman and Louis Sebold, sister in law Ellie Herman.
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