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Lawrence "Lawdy" Herman

August 9, 1936 — November 7, 2023

Lawrence "Lawdy" Herman

Lawrence "Lawdy" Herman, age 87, of Ellis, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at HaysMed. Lawdy was born on August 9, 1936, on the family farmstead in Trego County, Kansas to Nick and Anna (Lang) Herman. Lawdy was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Ellis High School in 1956. On June 20, 1959 he married JoAnn Gabel, but later divorced.

Lawdy was a legend all his own, always living life to the fullest. He was always happy and wanted others to be “happy, happy, happy.” He dedicated many years of his life to working in the oilfield, a job that he took great pride in. He was a lover of polka, pinochle, golfing, and hunting. However, his greatest joy came from being with his beloved friends and family. He liked his beer, he never wanted anyone to be thirsty. He never let a kid come into his house without offering a pop or popsicle. He was a devoted Catholic and faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Lawdy was a member of the Ellis Knights of Columbus 3rd degree. He loved his cars, especially his ‘57 Chevy and his roadrunner. On a nice sunny day, you could find him in “Lawdys Fun Haven” throwing shoes and by dark, playing cards. He was always surrounded by friends and family, and Jack “the bodyguard” never left his side.

He cherished his role as a father to his daughter Peggy Deutscher and his two sons, Randy Herman and Sam Herman. The importance of family was immeasurable.

Surviving him are his children, Peggy (Herman) Deutscher, Randy Herman and wife Debbie, and Sam Herman. Two brothers Ervin (Sunny) Herman of Ellis and LeRoy Herman of Denver. Additionally, he leaves behind grandchildren Jared Deutscher, Bailey (Matt) Dinkel, Kiley Herman, and Jose Herman as well as great-grandchildren Hattee Deutscher, Sutton Dinkel, and Jentry Dinkel.

He was preceded in death by his parents Nick and Anna Herman; brothers Theodore, Clarence, and Louis; sisters Sr. Annice, Laurine, Lydia, Stella, Bernice, and Rita.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 13, 2023 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellis. Following the service, Lawrence will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.

A memorial visitation will take place from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday at the church, where a combined rosary and parish vigil will also be held at 6:30 PM.

We invite you to share your memories and words of comfort with the family on Lawdy's tribute page at                                         www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary's Church, as a way to honor and remember Lawdy.

Services in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lawrence "Lawdy" Herman, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Sunday, November 12, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe Street, Ellis, KS 67637

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Rosary

Sunday, November 12, 2023

6:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe Street, Ellis, KS 67637

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Funeral Service

Monday, November 13, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe Street, Ellis, KS 67637

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