Herman J. Gerhardt Sr., 83, Russell, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Wheatland Nursing Center, Russell.

He was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Victoria to Michael and Florence (Brungardt) Gerhardt. He was a graduate of Victoria High School.

He married Cicily Ann Masters on Feb. 20, 1957, in Olmitz. She preceded him in death. He worked for Ivan Holt Drilling on pulling units. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving stateside.

Survivors include three sons, Jerald Gerhardt, Hays, Herman Gerhardt Jr., Russell, and Marvin Gerhardt, Great Bend; two daughters, Dorothy Ramirez, Pierre, S.D., and Debra Carillo, Great Bend; a brother, Tony Gerhardt, Liberal; a sister, Katie Rohr, Hays; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell. burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Russell.

Visitation will be from 9 am. to 8 p.m Wednesday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Wheatland Nursing Center.