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     Walter F. Hermsen, age 90, of rural Lamar, died Saturday, August 8, 2009, at Barton County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.


     Walter was born March 30, 1919 at David City, Nebraska, to Joseph and Angela (Seibold) Hermsen.  On June 18, 1946 he married Irma Ann Macholan at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in David City.  In 1951, after living in David City and South Bend, Indiana for several years, they moved to Barton County, where they have farmed and raised cattle for more than 50 years.  Walter was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lamar, and Knights of Columbus.


     Walter is survived by his wife of 63 years, Irma Hermsen of the home; one son, Walter F. “Cork” Hermsen II and his wife Yolanda, of Lamar; one daughter, Karen McKee and her husband Randy, of Augusta, KS, two brothers, Paul Hermsen, Indianapolis, IN, Alvin Hermsen, Topeka, KS; one sister, Evelyn Ducoff, Madera, CA; three grandchildren, Yvette Gordon, Brendan McKee, and Cameron McKee.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Hermsen.


     Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 11th at Daniel Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Palermo officiating. Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with visitation to follow.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lamar.


Contributions are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#8 Maricopa, AZ, Richwood, TX, Perry, IABob, Mary Hermsen & Family 2009-08-19 14:23
Aunt Irma, Cork, & Karen,
So sorry to hear that Uncle Walt's passing. We are deeply saddened by your loss. I will cherish the memories of the times we spent together. We are with you during this time of grief.
God saw Walt getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around Walt and whispered "come to me." With tearful eyes we watched him, and saw Walt pass away. Although we loved Walt dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Bob, Mary, Ted, Theresa and Katie's Family
#7 Girard, KansasKimbra Kirby Brunk 2009-08-12 19:34
Dear Karen and family,

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. It's getting to be that time of life where I see friends and loved ones names more and more often. I know you will miss him. I will be praying for you all. Kimbra
#6 Liberal, Mo.Jean Overstreet 2009-08-12 06:08
Cork and family. I was so sorry to hear about your father's passing. We all know he is in a much better place now.

God Bless you and your family at this very difficult time.
#5 Lamar, MoJimmy Dale and Judy Fast 2009-08-11 08:58
So sorry to hear about the passing of Walt I am sure he is in a much better place. Will always remember the old hay days when my brothers worked for him. We will keep your family in our prayers. Take care. Judy I.(Sprenkle)Fast
#4 Stockton, MOGreg and Anna Polsgrove 2009-08-11 08:44
Cork and Family,
There are no words to ease the sorrow in your hearts. May the years of precious memories you have of your Father comfort you always.
May the Lord Keep you, Bless you, and wrap His Loving arms around you. With our Deepest Sympathies.
Greg and Annie
Aunt Irma & cork,Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of lost.
#2 Indianapolis, INPaul & Betty Hermsen 2009-08-09 16:30
Irma and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Wish we could be there with you. Paul realizes that Walter has passed on and he wanted to keep the obit with his picture by his bed today.
#1 Mission, KSMichelle Patton Magee 2009-08-08 19:18
Sorry to hear about Mr Hermsen's death. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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