Ronald J. Herrman, 71, died Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance, NE.
He was born December 2, 1948 in Goodland, Kansas to Frank A. and Lena M. (Sponsel) Herrman.
Ron loved to spend time with family. He treasured the moments he had with his mom and dad, brother and sisters, and brothers and sisters-in-law, which he looked at as brothers and sisters rather than in-laws. He enjoyed spending time in Liebenthal, Kansas at family reunions. Here he enjoyed talking about cars and playing softball with family. Also, he enjoyed taking his children Ronda and Ronnie on exciting and entertaining car rides. Ron was a kid at heart whose favorite holiday had to be the 4th of July. When Ronnie was younger he would supply the neighborhood kids with fireworks. As Ron grew older he always made sure his grandchildren, Sydney and Hunter had enough fireworks to last the whole month. He enjoyed the times when his brother Frank would come up for the 4th. He thought it was so funny to light fireworks at Frank when he wasn’t watching and watch him run away! Ron was a mentor to anyone who wanted to lift weights. He enjoyed playing football in the street with Ronnie and the neighborhood kids at Meadows. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, working on his vehicles, singing along to the music of his younger days, talking about the Rock Island Railroad, and reminiscing of when he and his siblings were younger. Which according to him, he was the angel and everyone else just talked him into doing things. All which brought him great joy and would bring a smile to his face. Ron loved animals and had a particular fondness of a poodle named Bella. He will be missed by many of us who truly knew him and grew up with him and others for miles around.
Ron is survived by his children, Ronda (Nathan) Weirich of Beatrice, NE and Ronnie Herrman of Alliance, NE; and his grandchildren, Sydney Weirich and Hunter Weirich both of Beatrice, NE. He is also survived by his brother, Frank (Alice) Herrman of Salina, KS; his sisters, Patty Wicke of Goodland, KS, Linda (Curtis) Miller of Salina, KS, Sharon (John) Hartman of Clifton, KS and Mary Lou (Louis) Haller of Denver, CO; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother-in-law, Archie Wicke, and his niece, Cindy Clark.
Private family graveside services will be held Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Goodland Cemetery in Goodland, KS with Father Andrew Rockers officiating.
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