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John Niles Hermanson

July 28, 1940 - May 24, 2017

SCARVILLE — John Niles Hermanson, 76, from Scarville, IA, died Wednesday, May 24 at the Good Samaritan Society in Forest City, IA.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street, Lake Mills, IA 50450. Cremation will take place after the visitation.

A Memorial Service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 15722 490th Street, Scarville, IA 50473, with inurnment taking place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Scarville, IA, with Kermit Singelstad officiating.

John Niles Hermanson was born July 28, 1940 in Kiester, MN, the son of Emil G. and Ruth H. (Olson) Hermanson. He graduated from Lake Mills High School in 1957.

He married Dorothy Troe in 1959.

He married Marcia Joy Awe in 1974.

He married Mary Theresa “Trish” Garcia in 2009.

For years he ran his own Plumbing and Heating business and most recently was

head of maintenance at the Good Samaritan Society in Forest City, IA.

John was an inventor and loved to travel and see things. Some of his favorite places were the North Shore, Nelson Cheese Factory and the Eagle Center in Wabasha. Camping was also a big part of John's life; he was an outdoor person who enjoyed singing around the camp fire and making breakfast on an old washing machine lid over an open flame.

He is survived by his wife Trish of Scarville, IA; children, Diane Schulze (Matt Coe) of Clear Lake, IA; Patrick (Michelle) Hermanson of Scarville, IA; Chuck Olson (Angie Lenetz Lass) of Moorhead, MN; Timothy (Sheri Harpestad) Hermanson of Lake Mills, IA; Christian (Angela) Hermanson of Bloomington, MN; Jenny Subject of Prescott, WI; Jessi (Ryan) Mary of Lake Mills, IA; Mr. Peanut Horatio Hermanson (Canine Family Mascot); grandchildren, Steven (Cassandra) Schulze, Ryan (Kalyn) Schulze, Josh Grothe, Brandon Hermanson, Seth Hermanson, Ava Hermanosn, Dillon (Sharayah Vorland) Hacker, Adam Hermanson, Summer Busch Gordon, Audi Autumn Gordon, Nathan Ptacek, Owen Mary Kaisen Mary; great grandchildren, Trenton Schulze, Hayden Schulze, Harper Schulze and Hailey Schulze; along with sister, Donna Watkins; brother, Jerome (Judy) Hermanson; sister-in-law, Franceen Hermanson.

John was preceded in death by his parents, sons, Donavan and John, his wife, Marcia Hermanson in 2007, brother, Ronald Hermanson, brother-in-law, Peter Watkins, and sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Paul VanKamen.

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