Obit: Herman, Clifford #4 (1911
Contact: Linda Mertens
Surnames: Herman, Krackenberger, Kronschnabl, Hartman, Glasbrenner, Franklin
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Clifford Herman (30 Dec 1911 – 30 Aug 2009)
Clifford Herman, 97, Dorchester, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at the Colonial Center, Colby.
He was born Dec. 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 1940-1945. He fought in the invasion of Normandy at Utah Beach during WWII. On Jan. 20, 1941, he married 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 a lifelong member of St. Louis Catholic Church, VFW in Dorchester, and the Lion’s Club.
He is survived by his son, Joseph (Carole) Herman, Holcombe; three grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorthy Hartman and Myrtle (Tom) Glasbrenner.
He is preceded in death by is parents; two brothers, Kenneth and James; and on sister, Geraldine.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester at 11 a.m. The Rev. Benjamin Franklin will preside. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. Burial will take place following the service at Dorchester Public Cemetery with full military rites conducted by Dorchester American Legion Post 517.
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