Charles Frank HermannAug 19, 2012 Staff
Charles Frank "Chuck" Hermann died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at his home in Riverton. He was 83.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with Bishop Michael Baldwin officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Charles Frank Hermann was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Rapid City, S.D., son of Frank Jacob and Sybil Regina (Runkle) Hermann.
Mr. Hermann graduated from high school in South Dakota and also always said he graduated from the "school of hard knocks."
On July 12, 1950, he married Shirley Mae Hendricks in Elko, Nev.
Other than a few years in California, he spent his entire life in South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah.
Mr. Hermann started working with his father as a mechanic at the age of 12. Family members said he was a trader from age 5 and always the master of his own destiny. He was self-employed and self motivated and a master of philosophy of all nations, religions and lifestyles.
He was an active member and high priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was also a member of the Breakfast Club Men's Group.
His family said he was a wonderful family keeper and loving husband of 63 years.
He was a champion motorcycle rider, enjoyed attending trade shows and gun shows, and working in his shop as a mechanic and inventor. Family members described him as a visionary and meditator.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mae Hermann of Riverton; sons Kevin and wife Hallie Hermann of Riverton, Charles and wife Peggy Hermann of Tulsa, Okla., and Duane Hermann; daughters Charla Jo Hermann and husband John Tarwater of Riverton, Judy and husband Stuart Cain of Woodinville, Wash., and Shanna Barrera and husband Art of Placentia, Calif; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers Donald Hermann of Vernal, Utah, Dale Hermann of Kent, Wash., and Curtis Hermann of California; sister Carol Jean Markland of Salt Lake City.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or the Shriners Crippled Children in care of Davis Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton (www.thedavisfuneralhome.com).