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April 28, 1932 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Gilbert Hermann, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN. Gil was born in Ozora, MO on April 28, 1932. He is the 5th child of Joseph and Anna (Naeger) Hermann. He completed 10th grade and then left to help out his father on their farm while his older brother was serving in the military.
In 1952, Gil enlisted in the Air Force and served for 4 years. He studied for his GED while serving our country. With the help of the G.I. bill, he attended School of Mines in Rolla, Mo. He obtained an electrical engineering degree and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.
Gil and a good friend of his went to a local diner in Rolla, where he noticed an attractive young woman helping to serve food. With the help of his future mother in law, Gil convinces Betty (Williams) to go on a date. Six months later, between summer work and the start of his senior year they were married on August 31, 1957. They have been married for 66 years and 2 days. After completing his degree, Gil was hired by IBM and moved his family to Endicott, NY in 1960. By 1963, Gil moved his family to Rochester, MN to follow his electrical engineering research and development career. Here in Rochester they raised their three children.
Gil worked for IBM for 30 years and was retired for 33 years. He was blessed with this time to be gardening, fishing, resting on his sun porch at the lake and playing cards with his friends. Gil was a storyteller, too.
Being 91 years old at his death he had seen, heard and learned many things about life. He would freely share it with anyone about how you needed to be educated to make headway in this life.
Gil is survived by his wife, Betty; his children, Beverly Hermann of Burnsville, MN; Stephen Hermann of Rochester; Michael Hermann of Rochester. He is also survived by his youngest sister, Helen Rottler of St. Genevieve, MO; his sister-in-law, Bernadine (Joseph) Hermann of St. Genevieve, MO.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Oliver, Esther, Earl, Bernice (infant sister), Glennon, and Joe.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am Saturday, September 9, 2023 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held from 10:00am to 11:00am. Burial will follow the funeral at Calvary