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Irma A Hermsen, age 90, of Lamar died Tuesday April 24, 2012 at Augusta, KS after a short illness.

Irma was born November 8, 1921, at Linwood, Nebraska, to John F. and Anna Macholan.  On June 18, 1946, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in David City, she married Walter F. Hermsen.  In 1951, after living in David City, Nebraska and South Bend, Indiana for several years, they moved to Barton County, where they farmed and raised cattle for more than 50 years.  Irma was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Altar Society.

Irma and Walter had celebrated 63 years together before his death August 8, 2009. 

Survivors include a son, Walter F. "Cork" Hermsen II and his wife Yolanda, of Lamar; a daughter, Karen McKee and her husband Randy, of Augusta, Kansas; three grandchildren, Yvette Gordon, Brendan McKee, and Cameron McKee.

Irma was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bernard Macholan and Irvin Macholan.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am Friday, April 27th at St. Mary's Catholic Church.  The family will receive friends immediately following a prayer service  beginning at 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Lamar.

Contributions are suggested to St. Mary's Catholic Church Building Fund or St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#6 Topeka, KSRebecca Hermsen 2012-04-26 09:03
Cork & Karen,

I will miss your mom so much. She was my favorite aunt and always made me feel very special. Both she and your dad took great care of me whenever I came to visit. All always remember summer days of reading comic books, playing with the cats and eating watermelon every night before bed. My heart is saddened by the great loss of both these wonderful people. Love to you & your families, Rebecca
#5 LamarJ. D. Pahlow 2012-04-26 08:36
Cork & Family:

I was very sadden to read of your mothers passing. She was quite a lady & always spoke when we met.
#4 Denver ColoradoPat Keller 2012-04-25 20:42
Cork & Karen,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom; even though we did not visit often, I always felt very welcome by both Walt & Irma. I am grateful for the last visit with Mom to see them 7 yrs ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#3 David City, NebraskaJohn Hermsen 2012-04-25 12:41
Words cannot express the sadness I felt when I heard that Irma had passed away. Walt and her were the type of folks I always looked up to and will cling fondly to memories of them. - forever in my prayers, John
#2 Omaha, NebraskaCheryl Hermsen 2012-04-24 19:56
My thoughts and prayers are with you Cork & family, and Karen & family. Your Mom was such a sweet lady. Your Mom always made sure to make all of us feel at home when we would come to visit. I will remember all the great visits we had with your Mom & Dad. I will miss you Aunt Irma. Cheryl
#1 Saint LouisThe Petrofsky\s 2012-04-24 17:49
We are so sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts.


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