James F. Hermann

June 28, 1946 – November 7, 2017

MT. PLEASANT – James Frederick Hermann was called home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the age of 71.

Jim was born June 28, 1946 in Sheboygan, WI to Frederick and Leona Hermann. Having married Jamie Rae Fennell on January 17, 1970, they were blessed with 47 love-filled years together.

He was a confirmed member of Epiphany Lutheran Church, attended Racine Lutheran High School, and graduated from Carthage College. Jim served as a Fire Direction Controller in the Racine Army National Guard.

Jim was a chemist and expert witness for S.C. Johnson for many years and retired as a Senior Research Fellow from Diversey. After forty-five years of faithful service, he became a consultant for Diversey and then S.C. Johnson.

Courageously battling cancer, he endured radiation and chemotherapy without complaint. He was a hero to his family and friends. Being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2009 didn’t detour him from golfing, boating, target shooting or family gatherings. He always enjoyed visits from family, friends and workmates.

In addition to his wife, Jim will be missed by his loving sons and daughters-in-law Jeffery & Michelle and Joel & Sarah and very precious grandchildren Liam, Isabelle, Elijah, Cecilia, Levi and Ezra.

Many thanks to his awesome caregivers provided by Amada Senior Care and Heartland Hospice.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, 4600 County Line Road, Racine 53403 with Pastor Michael Zarling officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.

Memorials may be made to Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2921 Olive Street, Racine 53403 or Shoreland Lutheran High School, 9028—12th Street, Somers 53171.

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