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Lawrence Herrmann

Lawrence Herrmann, 85, Moran, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014, at his home.
Lawrence was born Oct. 15, 1928, at Selma. He was the fifth of seven children born to Leonard and Ruth (Smethers) Herrmann. He grew up in Selma, where he attended school at Salem Elementary and then Kincaid High School, graduating in 1946. Lawrence joined the Navy in 1948. On Oct. 15, 1950, Lawrence married Betty Evans at Kincaid. This union was blessed with five children. After returning home from the Navy, he began farming around Selma and Kincaid and operating his trucking business, until he retired in 1992. He served on the board of directors of Kincaid Farmers Fertilizer & Grain for 17 years, five years as president. One of Lawrence’s passions was restoration of antique tractors; he acquired and restored about two dozen. He enjoyed sharing them in area shows and parades. He was a member of Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Antique Tractor Club of Fort Scott. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of Kincaid Selma United Methodist Church.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Larry, in 1984; one brother, Chester Herrmann; and three sisters, Dorothy Cooper, Doris Jean Hultz, and Juanita Fortunati.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty; four children, Sheryl Bussell, Kansas City, Kan., Diana Brannon, Vancouver, Wash., Peggy Lundine and husband Eugene, Humboldt, and Jim Herrmann, Greensboro, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and two brothers, Herbert Herrmann, San Diego, Calif., and Wayne Herrmann and wife Ruth, Merriam.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Kincaid Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid. Burial will follow in the Kincaid Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, 344 N. Cedar, Moran. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas University Cancer Care Center or to Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Antique Tractor Club and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.

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