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John Leroy Herrmann

October 6, 2020 | 7 comments

John Leroy Herrmann, 62, of Holmen, WI passed away peacefully on October 1, 2020.

He was born on November 25, 1957 to Charlie (Chaz) and Flora Herrmann.

John enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling and gardening. He also cherished and was very proud of his grandchildren.

John is survived by his father Charlie (Chaz) Herrmann. Siblings: Jim (Lynn) Herrmann, Carol (Frank) Barr, Bill (Roxanne) Herrmann, David (Allison) Herrmann. Children: Andrew (Ricci) Herrmann, Jesse Herrmann, Matthew (Jessica) Herrmann, his 9 grandkids and 2 great grandkids.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Flora Herrmann and sister Sandra Herrmann.

A Celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date.

Condolences for the family may be sent to Mathew (Jessica) Herrmann at 122 Vernon St. Westby, WI 54667.

In lieu of flowers the family asks you to consider making a donation in John’s name to Coulee Recovery Center (couleerecovery.org) or to honor his passion for the sport of wrestling to La Crosse Area Wrestlers (3733 Hwy 33 La Crosse, WI 54601)

Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.



  1. Ellen Huggett Kolb

    My heart dropped when I learned of John’s passing. Although we saw each other so rarely, we were connected. Rev. Dick Truitt baptized us in a double ceremony at OUMC. I watched him go through pain and healing after the HS accident as a candy striper and friend. He kept me safe from a drunken driver at Cornfest. He always had a smile and the best hugs those rare times we bumped in to each other. John had heart of gold and my heart hurts for all of us who loved him. Rest now, John….no more pain. ❤

  2. Merri Beth Nord

    John, you’ve been heavy on my mind for the past few days. I wanted to call to see how your dad was. You took such extraordinary care of him, feeding him and talking to him. Now I know why you were so much on my mind. I wish I could have told you how magnificent you are. How kind you’ve been all your life. How much your life matters. And now, I wish I could tell you how much you’ll be missed. Godspeed.

  3. Sandy Whiteman

    John was such a caring son to his mother & father, as they aged. He visited both of them often. He loved them deeply.
    I send my sympathy to Carol, Jim, Bill, David and families. It was a long time ago that we lived along a dirt lane (Green Bay Street) and
    what a great place it was to grow up!

  4. Katrinka Rosenquist

    I’m so sorry Dave for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are going out to your family. God bless and keep your memories close to get you through this hard time

  5. Diane Martini-Schulze

    I think I’m in shock upon learning John has passed. I have such wonderful memories of him from High School. He meant more to me than he’ll ever know. It’s sad when we lose touch with those that are close to our hearts. My condolences to John’s family. I will look for a date for his celebration of life♥️

  6. Patty Maringer-Fitzpatrick

    I was so shocked to hear of John’s passing. I knew him from 7th grade on and what a great guy he was. My prayers are with you all. If possible please let me know when you will have a celebration of his life.

  7. Debra Carpenter

    My Deepest condolences to Bill and the family, may you cherish the memories you will hold forever in your heart of the great times you enjoyed together. God give you the strength to get thru these days. Prayers to all that John’s pain free and at peace now. God Bless.


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