Monday, December 20, 2010

My Uncle Harvey Hoermann

My Uncle Harvey died last week, in his sleep.  He's been having a very hard time of it lately and I'm glad he was released in such a peaceful way. We attended his funeral on Saturday morning.

I've always liked Harvey so much.  He was such a kind and sweet man, even after his speech was gone, he continued to communicate by his very own type of sign language and using a pad of paper and pen.  
My Uncle Harvey, Grandpa, Grandma and my dad, Herb Russell

From the funeral home obituary:

~Harvey Glenwood Hoermann~
Harvey G. Hoermann, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. He was born in San Antonio on October 24, 1928 to Albert and Lena Jaritowicz Hoermann.
Harvey was a 1946 graduate of Seguin High School and Texas A&M University, class of 1950, with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry, and later received a Master’s degree in Agriculture Education. He then served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a county agent for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service in Bexar, Goliad and Refugio counties. Mr. Hoermann received the National Distinguished Service Award in 1976.
Survivors: loving wife of 55 years, Leona Vahalik Hoermann; daughter, Dr. Karen Hoermann of Houston; son, Steven Hoermann and wife Karen of Yoakum; grandsons, Christopher Babb, Michael Hoermann and Jason Hoermann; great-grandchildren, Michael, Jordan, Gabrielle, and Zack Hoermann; sister, Doris Spellmann and husband John of San Marcus; brothers, Dr. Albert Hoermann and wife Wanda of Georgetown, Robert Hoermann and wife Dorothy of Pottsville, Sidney Hoermann and wife Kaye of Seguin, Jesse Hoermann and wife Donna of Seguin, Dr. Arlon Hoermann and wife Susan of Bedford and Grady Hoermann of Seguin along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral mass at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld officiating. Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Christopher Babb, Michael Hoermann, Jason Hoermann and brothers, Jesse Hoermann, Arlon Hoermann, and Grady Hoermann.

My prayers are with his family, my Aunt Leona, my cousins Karen and Steve. I'm sure he left a long shadow and will be very missed.
A few pictures from the funeral luncheon 

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