Lucy W. (Tholen) Herrmann, 95, was born on February 5, 1928, on the farm south of Walker, Ks. She passed peacefully at Medicalodge, Kinsley on March 5, 2023, surrounded by her children.
Lucy’s childhood was spent in Walker, and she attended high school in Gorham, KS while living with her sister, Laurine. Lucy was the youngest of seven girls born to Ulrich and Mary (Griese) Tholen. Leona, Laurine, Luella, Lucille, Lillian, Luverna, and Lucy.
After she graduated the family moved to Hays and attended Fort Hays where she studied voice and piano for a year. During the summers she lived with Luella, her sister, and helped with her family. This is when she met Quentin Herrmann. Quentin and Lucy were married April 12, 1948, at St. Ann’s in Walker, KS. They lived on the farm north of Sts. Peter & Paul from 1948-1983 before moving into Kinsley.
Lucy was active in Edwards County Extension, Sts. Peter & Paul parish, sorority, Red Hat Society, and monthly birthday breakfast. Lucy was a member of St. John’s Circle of Daughters of Isabella and was a Deanery President and very active in the Council of Catholic Women. Lucy played the organ and taught others to play for Mass. Quentin and Lucy had a dairy until 1983 and it was her job to feed the baby calves. After the kids were raised Lucy went to work for Kansas Power & Light at the Kinsley office.
She would tell you to wear the high heels until your body won’t let you, was the biggest fan at any sporting event she attended of her grandchildren (maybe yelled at a ref or maybe even a coach), apologized for yelling at said people up until recently, loved liked a storybook grandma. Lucy loved to watch volleyball. Lucy was an avid reader and passed that passion on to her family. She loved to read about World War II, mysteries and biographies but would read about anything.
Lucy is survived by Dee Kaster (Gary) Burlington, Co., Michael Herrmann (Jana), Kinsley, KS. She was preceded in death by her husband Quetin, daughters Patricia Bates (Jerry) and Mary Beth Herrmann. She is also survived by her grandchildren Heather Kaster (Scott), Grant Kaster, Tonya (Herrmann) Taylor (Brian), Jennifer (Herrmann) Kurth (Trevor), Alisha Herrmann (Trista), Elizabeth (Walstrom) Kehrwald (Caleb), Brent Bates & Monica Hernandez. She also delighted in her great-grandchildren, Levi, Luke & Laci Taylor; Carter, Carre & Carmela Kurth; Colby Silva, and Dylan & Ryan Kehrwald.
Funeral services will be held on Friday March 10, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Kinsley with Fr. Ben Green presiding. Burial will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul cemetery. Vigil will be held Thursday March 9th, 2023 at 7 p.m. with family present from 6 - 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery Association or the Kinsley Library in care of McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, Kinsley, KS 67547.
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Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery
Kinsley KS 67547