Edwin Joel Herman, 90, formerly of Hill City, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.
He was born Dec. 7, 1923, in St. Peter to Salome and Fidelis Herman. He attended high school in Hill City and college at Kansas State University.
He married Carolyn Ruth Chesney on Dec. 29, 1956, in Houston. She preceded him in death. They moved to Hill City, where the operated the Western Hills Motel. In 1972, the family moved to Atchison to operate Bellevue Country Club, where he was also the golf pro. In 1981, they purchased Coin Mart Laundry and Dry Cleaner, which he operated until he retired.
He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and was supportive of ACES.
He enjoyed golf and played nearly every day. He was a Sand Greens State, won many other local tournaments, and had 14 holes-in-one. He helped construct many small courses in western Kansas, including the Elks course in Hill City. He enjoyed his local course Bellevue, working for a time as greens keeper, and even after retiring continued to help maintain the course when he was not playing. He was a proud grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and hearing of their accomplishments.
Survivors include two sons, Doug Herman and wife, Alma, Draper, Utah, and Greg Herman and wife, Amy, Olathe; three daughters, Sondra Channell and husband, Steve, Prosper, Texas, Susan Turnbull and husband, Tim, Atchison, and Shelly Heid and husband, Bill, Cincinnati; a brother, Tony Herman; two sisters, Anne Clark and Alfreda Myers; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl; a son, Mark; his father; his two mothers, Salome and Ceclia; and two sisters, Bernita and Tina.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict Church; private family burial of the cremated ashes to be at a later date.
A wake will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home, with visitation with the family to follow until 7 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to St. Benedict's School Endowment in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.arensbergpruett.com.