Jerald A. Hermanson
Jerald A. Hermanson, 78, rural Leland passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at MercyOne North Iowa, Mason City. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at Winnebago Lutheran Church, Lake Mills, with Pastor Bill Peters officiating. Visitation for Jerry will be 5-7 p.m. Friday evening, Sept. 13, at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, Lake Mills, and again one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Winnebago Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Jerald Arlen Hermanson was born in Forest City, April 25, 1941, the son of Charles and Annabel Johnson Hermanson. He was baptized and confirmed at Winnebago Lutheran Church, rural Lake Mills. He received his education at Leland and Forest City schools, graduating in 1959.
He was married to Marjory Priem on Sept. 23, 1967 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar. They spent their married life near Leland.
Jerald was active in 4-H and the Pork Producers. He also enjoyed going fishing every year with neighborhood men. He worked at the fertilizer plant, at Winnebago Industries, and also at Manpower, all located in Forest City, in addition to farming for 41 years. He retired in 2006.
Survivors include his wife, Marge, Leland; two daughters: Tanya, North Liberty; and Sara (Cortney) Williams, Boone; grandchildren: Holden, Hunter and Shelbey Williams; a brother, Eugene (Ruth) Hermanson, Lake Mills; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Dean Honkamp, Missouri; James (Doreen) Priem, Roseville, Minn.; Gerald Priem, Topeka, Kansas; and Kathy Hermanson, Owatonna, Minn.; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Luther Hermanson; and four sisters: Marcia Honkamp, Ida Mae, Janet and Janice Hermanson, all in infancy; and one sister-in-law, Bonnie Priem.