Elmer Herrmann

Elmer Herrmann


July 11, 1928 - July 31, 2022


Elmer Herrmann, 94, of Mitchell, SD, died Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Friday, August 5, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Elmer Luverne Herrmann was born July 11, 1928 in Dimock, South Dakota to Henry and Mary Herrmann. He attended various country schools through the eighth grade while helping on the family farm. He worked for REA for about a year, which is where he got his training as a power lineman. He enlisted in the Army in 1950 and served one year in Korea during the Korean War, finishing out his time stateside. He was honorably discharged in October 1953.

After leaving the Army, he settled in the Mitchell area. He farmed for a while until he got a job with Northwestern Public Service Company. He married Joanne Livingston on September 3, 1955, and they had three children: Bill, Brian, and Julie. Elmer continued working for NWPS in Mitchell until he was transferred to Armour in 1977 where he was the Line Forman until he retired with 33 years of service, at age 60.

Elmer was very active in his community. He was a member of the VFW post 2750, serving as post commander at one point. He was also a member of the American Legion, served on the cemetery board for the Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery and was an honorary color guard. He was also a past member of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers).

In his free time Elmer had many hobbies over the years. He enjoyed playing cards, camping, fishing, gardening, playing pool, and spending time with his family and friends. In his later years, he also enjoyed golfing and traveling with his special friend, Pat Brink. He especially enjoyed scratch off lottery tickets!

Elmer is survived by his sons, William Herrmann and wife, Cynthia, of Ashville, NC, and Brian Herrmann and wife, Dolly, of Sioux Falls, SD; his daughter, Julie Brown and husband, Alan, of Calera, OK; as well as eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Marie Gordon of Sioux Falls, his brother Charles Herrmann and wife, Shirley, of Mitchell, along with many nieces and nephews.

Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne (Livingston) Herrmann; parents, Henry and Mary Herrmann; and siblings: Donald Herrmann, Florence Reinartz, Josephine Puetz, Virginia Hall, and Jim Herrmann.

His children would like to give a special thanks to Elmer’s brother Charles and wife Shirley for everything they have done for him, the staff of Avera Brady Nursing care and Hospice services, and Dr. Margallo for their excellent care.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Mitchell VFW post 2750. 



Thursday, August 4, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, August 5, 2022
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Roger P Kowall on August 8, 2022
Always enjoyed visiting with him at the VFW post and giving him a ride home after post meetings.
Posted by Richard Bauerle on August 4, 2022
He was such a nice guy. Always a smile.
Posted by Randy & Fauna Kappenman on August 4, 2022
We are sorry for your loss. Elmer was a great guy. He also was a wonderful neighbor.
Posted by Kimberly Bien on August 3, 2022
I'm so sorry for this loss to your family. Sending hugs and sympathy. Elmer was very hospitable to me and my children when visited on a road trip with Julie and Sydnee. I will always remember that kindness and how welcome we felt.
Posted by Sue VanderHeiden on August 3, 2022
So sad to hear of Elmers passing. He was such a fun loving guy. Prayers and hugs to the entire Heremann family. May he Rest In Peace.
Posted by Charlie and Darlene Bailey on August 2, 2022
Sorry to hear about Elmer's passing You have are deepest sympathy
Posted by Richard and Mary Goudy on August 2, 2022
Sorry for you loss.
Posted by Ray Korthour on August 2, 2022
My sympathy Brain to you and all your family. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Ronald McDonald on August 2, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. πŸ™πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Posted by Jerry Bertsch on August 2, 2022
Sorry for your losss Brian.I enjoyed working with Elmer for many years.
Posted by Jerry Bertsch on August 2, 2022
Sorry for your losss Brian.I enjoyed working with Elmer for many years.
Posted by Jerry Bertsch on August 2, 2022
Sorry for your losss Brian.I enjoyed working with Elmer fpr ,amu yeats.
Posted by Jeanette Jones on August 2, 2022
Elmer was such a nice man. my sympathy to all of the family.
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