Burton Hermann

Date of Death: Feb 05, 2021
 
Burton Hermann

1945 - 2021

Burton “Burt” Hermann , 75 of Lakeland, FL/Winneconne, WI, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at Lakeland Regional Health in Lakeland, FL.

Burt was born September 12, 1945 in Beaver Dam, WI the son of Delmar and Genevieve Foulkes Hermann. Burt attended Waupun schools and graduated from Waupun High School in 1963. Burt served with the U.S. Army for two years, and spent one year in Vietnam. On March 14, 1970 he married Karen Reilley in Waupun. Following their marriage the couple resided in Waupun most of their married lives. Burt was a police officer for the City of Waupun for 10 years. He went on with his career as an investigator for the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office from which he retired. Upon retirement, he and Karen moved to the shores of Lake Winneconne and wintered in Lakeland, FL and eventually became residents in 2016. In his younger years Burt was active in softball and bowling. He later became an avid golfer, and had four holes in one.

Burt is survived by his wife, Karen Hermann; daughter, Hayley (Kevin) Pucker of North Fond du Lac; son, Hugh (Kelly) Hermann of Winter Garden, FL; three grandchildren: Travis Pucker, and Jameson and Ireland Hermann; sister, Erna Bushke of Beaver Dam; brothers: Darryl (Amy) Hermann of Waukesha, Dale (Sandy) Hermann of Fond du Lac, and Bruce Hermann of Madison; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Burt was preceded in death by his son, Heath Hermann in 1992; brother-in-law, Steve Bushke; and his parents.

Services/Burial

Due to Covid-19, private family services will be held at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with burial to follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun where American Legion Post 210 will provide military honors. A celebration of life will occur at a later date.

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  1. Randy Heideman Says: February 8, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Karen, Hugh and Hayley,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You have our condolences. We are praying for you and your family during this time.

    May God Bless You!

    Tina and Randy Heideman

  2. Joan Schlciht Says: February 8, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Karen, I’m so sorry to hear about Burt, Rollie just called us. Joan

  3. Wayne Schwarze Says: February 8, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there. It’s been a long time since I seen any of ya. I still remember the good I days

  4. Dorothy Garcia Says: February 8, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    We will always remember Burt and all the memories Bob and Alex had with him and the Herman family thought all the years. God bless you all.

  5. Keith & Carla Wojahn Says: February 8, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Karen and family. We are praying for you to find comfort and strength during this difficult time. We enjoyed being neighbors for many years.
    Hugs
    Keith and Carla Wojahn

  6. Dale Heeringa Says: February 8, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Sorry to hear of Burts passing. Burt is a great man and respected in the community. He was a mentor for me when I worked with him at Waupun Police department. Thinking of Karen and the family in his passing.
    Dale Heeringa
    Waupun
    920 948 4366.

  7. Paul Lang Says: February 8, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Karen I am sorry to hear about Burt’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Paul and Sandy Lang

  8. Wayne and Cindi TeBeest Says: February 8, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Oursincere condolences to the family of Burt. I really enjoyed high school football as well as our group get togethers the last few years . RIP Burt!

  9. Darrell Rahn Says: February 8, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Karen and family. My sincere condolence for you loss. Burt and I grew up neighbors and served together in Vietnam. Will be sorely missed

    Darrell Rahn

  10. Greg and Sharon Lueck Says: February 8, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Karen, Our sincere condolences. Burt was a great person and a great friend. I have many fond high school memories of Burt throughout years, especially when it came to being on the wrestling and football teams with him…he was always quite the competitor, a definite Hermann trait. Karen, our prayers go out to you and all the Hermann family at this time.

  11. Jeanne Pobanz Says: February 8, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. He was such a nice friend and neighbor at the cottage. Always nice to talk about fish, hunting, bowling and life. We will miss him greatly. Al and Jeanne Pobanz.

  12. Lynn and Marilyn VandeBerg Says: February 8, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Burt was a good friend for many years and I appreciated his kindness and sense of humor. Please accept our sincere sympathies.

  13. Michael & Susan Hoekstra Says: February 9, 2021 at 5:57 am

    A mans life moves so swiftly, but our memories of him will be there always. Our deepest sympathy .

  14. Darrell Rahn Says: February 9, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Karen and Family
    Condolences to the family of Burt. We grew up neighbors and even served together in Vietnam. I will always remember Burt as a good friend.

  15. John and Lynn Gilmore Says: February 9, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Karen and family – we were very sad to hear about Burt’s passing. Having grown up with Burt since elementary school, it is hard to lose a good friend. It was nice to reconnect with you two over the last several years. Burt will be missed by many. Our deepest sympathies.

  16. Phil Buteyn Says: February 9, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Burt’s family. I knew Burt since junior high days; he always had a smile on his face and a laugh in his heart. A bunch of us used to play football under the lights by the prison–but the only way we’d let Burt play was if he ran backwards when carrying the ball. Burt was a part of our annual Brewers game outing with a bunch of class of ’63 guys. He’ll really be missed at this year’s game….

  17. Jeff and Jan Roets Says: February 9, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Karen and family
    We are sorry to hear about Burt’s passing. Always enjoyed talking with him at the lake when he walked down the road. Burt was a great guy

  18. Gert Roets Says: February 9, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May Burt rest in peace

  19. Ron and Linda Harmsen Says: February 9, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Karen and family. We are so sorry to hear of Burt’s passing. May you find peace and strength in fond memories. We will miss seeing him on his daily walk at the lake.

  20. Marilyn Vander Sanden Says: February 9, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Karen My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

  21. Derry&Sheri Darnick Says: February 9, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Thinking of you all. We were neighbors and had a lot of good times.

  22. Thomas & Susan Heiser Says: February 9, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Karen our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I worked with Burt at WPD in the mid 70’s and always appreciated his advise for this rookie. RIP brother Vietnam Vet.

  23. Sharon Heideman Says: February 9, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Karen and family. So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family

  24. Cindy Paulsen Says: February 9, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Karen, I saw in the paper today about Burt’s passing. I am sorry for your loss. Sincere Sympathy
    Cindy

  25. My deepest sympathy on the loss on the loss of your father.
    He was a year ahead of me in high school

  26. My deepest sympathy on the loss on the loss of your father Hayley.
    He was a year ahead of me in high school

  27. Randy Guenther Says: February 12, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Karen and family, so sorry to hear of Burt’s passing.

  28. Randy Guenther Says: February 12, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Karen and family, so sorry to hear of Burt’s passing. I remember playing baseball with Burt at the athletic field when we were kids and other memories all through our school days. If our group is ever again able to attend a Brewer game Burt and Corky will be missed.

  29. Beth and Keith Irish Says: February 16, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    We remember Bert for his kindness, humility, and as a great story teller. We will all miss him.

  30. Jim Zimmerman Says: February 19, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Karen and family,

    Our prayers are with you. I was a raw rookie cop at Waupun PD and Burt passed on so much
    knowledge and experience to me. After he left Waupun PD to work in the public defenders office I use to good naturedly tease him about going to the “other side”. We had a lot of laughs. Rest in Peace.

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