Roy E. Herrman, 80, Hays, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Hays Good Samaritan Society.

He was born Oct. 24, 1938, in Liebenthal to Reinhold and Josephine (Kuhn) Herrman. He was a graduate of St. Joseph Military Academy and earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Fort Hays State University.

He married Hilda Mader on Feb. 6, 1965, at the Army Post Chapel in Wertheim, Germany. They celebrated 54 years of marriage. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retiring after 21 years of service. He served in Vietnam and earned a Purple Heart.

He was a Certified Government Accountant and auditor for the Department of Defense. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, enjoyed listening to country music, and watching westerns and old-time movies.

Survivors include his wife, Hays, two daughters; Renee Vine and Cheryl Shubert, both of Hays; two brothers, Lester Herrman and wife, Brenda, Hays, and Leon Herrman and wife, Debbie, Colorado Springs, Colo.; three sisters; Carol Danielson of Great Bend, Doris Winslow of Hays, and Linda Mayberry and husband, Jim, of Great Bend; five grandchildren, Alan Vine of Hays, Sara Totten and husband Tom of Hays, Shannon Shubert of Emporia, Abigail Shubert and Allison Shubert, both of Hays; two great-grandsons, Leon Staab and Lucious “Luke” Doxey, both of Hays; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Mark; an infant great-grandson, Andrew Wesley Totten; five brothers, Elmer, Cyril, Frank, Donny and J.R. Herrman; and a sister, Edna Rohr.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Fred Gatschet officiating. Inurnment with military honors by the Fort Riley U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division funeral detail, Hays VFW Post No. 9076 Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders Post No. 173 will follow at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in WaKeeney.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, all at Hays Memorial Chapel, 1906 Pine. A combined vigil service and rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Church or for masses.

Condolences and memories of Roy may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com.