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Mildred L. Herrmann of Marion, formerly near Harrisburg and Shawneetown

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    Mildred Herrmann

updated: 12/17/2021 11:36 AM

Mildred L. Herrmann, age 92, of Marion, Illinois and formerly of the Harrisburg and Shawneetown area, passed away peacefully with her family near at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in Parkway Manor of Marion.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1929, in Harrisburg, Illinois, the daughter of Louis and Katherine (Gresiak) Bobka.

Mildred attended school in Harrisburg and was a graduate of Harrisburg High School.

She was united in marriage to George Nicholas Herrmann on June 9, 1951, in St. Mary's Catholic Church of Harrisburg, and together they shared over 47 years of marriage until his death on Sept. 4, 1998.

She was co-owner and operator with her husband, of Herrmann's Drug Store of Shawneetown from 1956 until the mid-1990s. After their retirement they moved to Marion in 1997, to be near their family.

While living in Marion, she attended at St. Joseph Catholic Church and also volunteered at the Marion Veteran's Affairs Medical Center.

In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, doing crafts, gardening, reading and "Bargain Shopping." She also loved spending time with her family and was always interested in knowing about all the many activities in their lives, especially of her grandchildren. The memories created will now be cherished by those she leaves behind.

Mildred is survived by three sons, John (Cathy) Herrmann of Kirkwood, Missouri, Thomas Herrmann of Marion and Steve (Rhonda) Herrmann of Marion; five grandchildren, Ellen (Patrick) Lynch of Webster Groves, Missouri, Nicholas (Carmen) Herrmann of Warner Robins, Georgia, Allison Herrmann of St. Louis, Celeste Herrmann of Rogers, Arkansas and Drew Herrmann of Marion; a great-granddaughter, Charlotte Lynch of Webster Groves, Missouri; and other extended family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Louis Bobka; and sister, Ann Haegele.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home in Marion.

The visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 at the funeral home. The funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Father Brian Barker presiding.

Mildred will be interred next to her husband, in the Sunset Lawn Cemetery of Harrisburg, Illinois.

The family requests for those who prefer, memorial contributions be given to the Alzheimer's Association in Mildred's name. Memorial contributions may be mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court St., Marion, IL, 62959. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

To leave an online condolence of memory visit or for additional information call the funeral home at (618) 993-2131.

Due to the executive order by the Illinois governor, for people attending the visitation and/or funeral the wearing of masks and the practice of social distancing is suggested.

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