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Herrmann, Lorimer Leroy 1922 - 1946


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/22/2024 at 15:01:31

Clayton County Register, 21 Mar. 1946.


Funeral services for Lorimer Leroy Hermann, Motor Machinists Mate First Class, were held from the Oelke Funeral home at 1:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon, March 16 to the Norway Lutheran church at 2:00 p.m., Dr. S. J. Strandjord officiating. Burial was in the East Side cemetery in Elkader. The St. Olaf Post No. 388 of the American Legion was in charge of the military service.

Lorimer was accidentally injured at 6 p.m., Sunday March 10, 1946, and died the same evening at the New Haven General hospital in New Haven, Conn., at the age of 23 years, four months and eight days.

Lorimer Leroy Herrmann was born on a farm near St. Olaf in Wagner township, Nov. 02, 1922, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottfriend G. Herrmann. He enlisted in the United States Navy Oct. 07, 1942. After completion of his basic training at Great Lakes, Chicago, he volunteered for submarine duty and served in action with the crew of the submarine U.S.S. Tarpon for approximately two and one-half years in the South Pacific.

After his return to the states he was stationed at New London Conn., where he served as an instructor at the New London submarine base.

He received an honorable discharge last November and shortly after reenlisted in the regular navy for further duty. After spending his reenlistment leave at home with his family and friends he returned to his base in New London and was transferred to the submarine U.S.S. Torsk where he served until the time of his death.

Surviving besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Herrmann, are two sisters: Mrs. Arthur Furlong, Dubuque, and Mrs. Alva Possehl, Rockford, Ill., and four brothers, William and Arthur, at home, Harley, recently discharged from the army and now at home, and Raymond, who is in the Navy and serving aboard an LST now at San Francisco, Calif.; also three nephews and one niece.

Serving as flower girls at the funeral were Shirley Ann Bergeson and Fern Torsrud.

Pallbearers were: Harvey Busch, Lester Torsrud, John Limkeman, Harley Koehn, John Maehl Jr., and Henry Wilke, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were: Gilbert Montour, Wm. McGregor and Melvin Reeder, Ships Cook 1/c.


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