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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mervin (Donald) Herman, beloved husband of Irene Herman of Melville, SK. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side at St. Paul Lutheran Home, Melville, on Thursday, January 21, 2021.
Don was born on the family homestead near the Duff area on November 24, 1931, and received his education at Duff school. Don was confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Church on June 2, 1946. He met the love of his life, Irene Daunheimer, and they united in marriage on October 25, 1956. Together they had three daughters, Gloria, Mardell and Joy.
In 1964 Don started his life career at the Co-op in Fenwood and was later transferred to Melville. He proudly served the community until he retired in 1991. Don was a faithful church member who loved the Lord. He served and held many positions at Zion Lutheran Church including secretary, financial secretary, usher, elder and trustee. Don was a member and proud supporter of the Melville Senior Centre and was honoured to have served as their president. He will also be remembered as a loving and caring father and husband.
Don enjoyed farming, bowling, dancing, playing cards, gardening, baseball, curling, having coffee with his buddies and telling a good joke but most of all, spending time with his family. He would often tell us that we made him happy twice, “once when we come and once when we go”.
Don leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 64 years, Irene; their daughters, Gloria Rainkie of Hope, B.C.; Mardell (Darvin) Skowronski of Yorkton, SK; and Joy (Chris) Bella of Winnipeg, MB. Don was blessed with five grandchildren, Alison (Murray) Wright, Amanda (Steve) Cameron, Ashley Skowronski, Kayla (Kyle) Nagy and Brittany Bella (Danny Martens); six great-grandchildren, Sereena, Nicole, Trystan, Bryson, Adalynn and Lexi; his sisters, Eileen Kirk and Audrey Bender; sister-in-law Mary Herman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his father, Jacob; his mother, Louise; sister Dorothy (in infancy); brother Ronald Herman; and brothers-in-law, Cameron Kirk and Ronald Bender.
“ You have made a lasting impression forever in our hearts.” Love you forever and always, Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa XOXO