Marlis Herrmann

Marlis Mae Herrmann, age 89, of Yankton, South Dakota; died Monday, November 29, 2021 at Brookestone Acres in Columbus, Nebraska surrounded by her family.

A graveside service will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton, South Dakota, with Pastor Thomas Rockhoff officiating.  Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, December 3, 2021, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.

Marlis Herrmann was born April 25, 1932, in her home near Herrick, South Dakota, to George and Mary (Brunz) Hochhalter.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith which she remained faithful to until her death.  She attended school in St. Charles, South Dakota, through the 10th grade.  At the age of 16, she moved to Portland, Oregon and lived in the Pappy and Lilly Engelgau home and graduated from Parkrose High School in Portland.  On December 15, 1954, she married Lloyd Herrmann in Herrick, South Dakota.  They were blessed with three children and farmed in the Herrick area until their retirement.  They then resided in Burke, South Dakota and later in Yankton, South Dakota.  Marlis moved to Columbus, Nebraska in 2016 to be closer to her family.  Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the love of her life and she enjoyed keeping up with all of their activities.

Survivors include her three children: Ann (Marty) Williams, Dan (Deb) Herrmann and Nancy (Kelly) Gassen; nine grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; brother, Melvin Hochhalter and two sisters: Dorothy Elsasser and Ruby Kahler.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd; four sisters: Alma Bjorkman, Amelia Klug, Hilda Engelgau, and Inez Bjorkman and Three brothers: Ralph, Charles and Victor Hochhalter.

Memorials may be sent to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Yankton.

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12 response to "Marlis Herrmann"

  1. By: John Aanenson Posted: December 1, 2021

    Dan and Family,
    Leisa, I, and #13 would like to express our condolences on the passing of your Mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. By: April Gibbs Posted: December 1, 2021

    My condolences to Marlis’s family . I had the pleasure of taking care of Marlis . She always made my days better and knew how to make a person fill welcome and had a contagious laugh .She will be greatly missed RIP beautiful

  3. By: Sharon Herrmann Posted: December 1, 2021

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Marlis’s family. Your mother was a great woman. I loved spending time with her and your father they were both good people.

  4. By: Dianne Herrmann Posted: December 1, 2021

    I extend my sympathy in the loss of your mother. My father, Erwin Herrmann, was Lloyd’s cousin. I remember your mom as being a very nice lady. — Dianne

  5. By: Casey Drummond Posted: December 2, 2021

    My condolences on your loss! It was a pleasure to be able to care for Marlis. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers! May she rest in peace!

  6. By: Kevin Herrmann Posted: December 2, 2021

    My Parents Vern and Marilyn are in Long-Term Care facilities in Omaha and are very sad to hear of the passing of Marlis. They wanted me to pass along that you are all in their thoughts and prayers and that they miss Marlis dearly. Marlis was always very nice to me and she will be missed.

  7. By: Mel and Charlene Juran Posted: December 2, 2021

    Marlis and Loyd lived at the top of the hill west of St. Charles sd .I remember going down and helping my dad at the elevator and meeting up with some great people in the community. They were one of those class acts.Raised a great family and help people out. It will be a big loss in the families heart, but they made the world a better place. Our condolences.

  8. By: Rodney Herrmann Posted: December 2, 2021

    My condolences. Now your Mom is back together with your Dad. God Bless!

  9. By: Lanny & Judy Hochhalter Posted: December 3, 2021

    Sincere condolences on your loss. (from your Uncle Vic’s son & his wife)

  10. By: Don and Donna Richards Posted: December 4, 2021

    Aunt Marlis was very special. Uncle Vic’s daughter and husband.

  11. By: Catherine B Bartling Posted: December 9, 2021

    Ann, Dan, and Nancy and families, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She and your dad were always so happy and always laughing. Remember the good old days at Herrick ballgames. She will be missed.

  12. By: Julia Waterbury Posted: December 14, 2021

    Very sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very kind lady. She & my mom Helen Waterbury grew up together

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