Donald M. Hermann, 97, of La Crescent, Minn., passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. He was born on December 13, 1921, in Winona, Minn., to Joseph and Elizabeth (Hegenbart) Hermann. He married Lucille Sobeck on December 2, 1944, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winona. They moved to La Crosse in 1944. Don worked at Trane Co. for 42 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Trane 25 Year Club. In 1951 they moved to La Crescent. Don was interested in the development of La Crescent, including working on the Planning and Zoning Commission for 54 years. Don enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille; his children, Betty (Gerald) Zander of Plymouth, Minn., Robert Hermann and Wayne (Jane) Hermann, both of La Crescent; five grandchildren, Paul Zander, Lynn (Thor) Heimdahl, Nicholas Hermann, David Hermann and Emily Hermann; three great-grandchildren, Grace Heimdahl, Gabriel Heimdahl and Grant Heimdahl; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Sobeck, Irene Hermann and Laurene Babler, all of Winona, and Judy Fleming of Trempealeau; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death his parents; brothers, Lloyd, Joseph Jr., Gerald and Eldon; and sisters, Eleanor Kulas-Galewski, Isabelle Buege, Dorothy Colclasure and Rita Wicka.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Crucifixion Catholic Church, 423 South Second Street, La Crescent. Fr. John L. Evans II will officiate. Private burial will be held at a later date in the Crucifixion Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Schumacher – Kish Funeral & Cremation Services, 111 South Oak Street, La Crescent, on Friday from 5-7 p.m. where a rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. An online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.