Max R. Herrmann, age 84 of Ladora, died Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Belle Plaine Nursing Home. Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery, with military honors. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Kloster Funeral Home in Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.
Max is survived by his son Eric and wife Melissa of Marengo; three grandchildren, Joseph, Anna and Ellie Herrmann; and a special friend Elaine Behounek of Marengo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Max Rudolph Herrmann was born October 15, 1932 in Ladora, Iowa, the son of Adolf and Elisabeth Scheidt Herrmann. He graduated from the Ladora High School with the Class of 1951. Max served in the U.S. Army from 1953 – 54, serving in Korea. He and Mary Hartwig were married in 1961. The couple later divorced. Max was a farmer and electrician by profession. He was a lifetime member and commander of the Ladora American Legion Post 621, a member of the Marengo Legion Post #76, the NRA, and the Iowa Long Rifle. Max enjoyed collecting old gas engines and farm toys.