Herman, Paul

Written by David Green.

Paul Herman, 74, of Morenci, Mich., died April 23, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Mich.

 He was born Nov. 10, 1935, in Ottoville, Ohio, the son of Othmar and Emma (Smith) Herman. On June 23, 1959, in Madison, he married Patricia DeLongchamp and she survives.

Paul lived in Morenci since 1994. He was formerly employed at American Chain and Cable in Adrian as a tool setter, from where he retired in 1986.  Paul served his country during the Korean War in the Air Force.  He was a member of the Morenci American Legion #368, a life member of the Adrian VFW, and a life member of the Korean War Veterans.

Besides his wife, Paul is survived by a daughter, Teresa (and David) Earles of Tecumseh, Mich.; a son, Paul (and Lorilie) Herman of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Rachel and Matthew Earles; six sisters, Carol (and Ora) Hatcher of Sylvania, Ohio, Joyce (and Mike) Dwyer of Morenci; Mary Ellen Davis of Adrian, Delores Rayer of North Branch, Minn., Lillian Warren (and Rollin Lauber) of Hudson, Mich., and Diana (and William) Mundhenk of Fayette, Ohio; three brothers, Richard Herman of Tennessee, Robert (and Ingrid) Herman of California, and David Davis (and Joan Hood) of Tucson, Ariz.; three half-sisters, Vicki Herman, Gayle (and Lyle) Clark, and Karen Herman; two half-brothers, Charles Herman and Daniel Herman; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth DeLongchamp and Lois Evans, both of Adrian; and many nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; step father, Henry Davis; a sister, Clara Jeanette Herman; two brothers, Oscar and Edward Herman; and two brothers-in-law, Robert and William DeLongchamp.

A graveside service is planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci with Fr. Gary Ferguson officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were made through the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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