Reverend Herman R. Hannemann, husband of Carole, age 87, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Service will be livestreamed via Peace Lutheran Church's website.
Herman Robert Hannemann was born on May 7, 1935, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. He was the oldest child of Rev. Walter E. and Laura (Koch) Hannemann. Herman was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He grew up in North and South Dakota. He was a graduate of Concordia Academy in 1953. Herman furthered his education at Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri in 1957, and his Theological Diploma on June 1, 1960. Herman was ordained on July 3, 1960, by his father at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Moorhead, Minnesota. He continued his education, receiving a Master’s Degree in Divinity in 1984, and another Master’s Degree in Arts and Religion in 1987.
On September 3, 1960, Herman was united in marriage to Carole Frinke at Grace Lutheran Church in Broomall, Pennsylvania. This marriage was blessed with four children, Andrew, Alan, Amy, and Anthony. Herman and Carole resided in Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 62 years of marriage.
Herman began his ministry in 1960 in Pettibone, North Dakota. He was pastor of Immanuel in Bartlett Township, Redeemer in Verndale, Minnesota, St. John’s, Kroshel and Emmanuel in Brook Park, Minnesota, Faith in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Trinity in Clear Lake, Minnesota, Our Savior in Brownsdale, Minnesota, St. Luke’s in Lansing, Minnesota, St. Paul’s and Zion in Green Isle, Minnesota. Herman also served vacancies in Cedar Mills, Lester Prairie, and Brownton. He retired in October of 2000, although he continued to serve as an interim pastor during Advent and Lenten Seasons and for vacationing pastors. Herman was a member of the Austin Symphony Chorus and the Hutchinson Community Chorus. He was also a member of Peace Lutheran Church and the Pioneerland Library System Board.
Herman enjoyed crossword puzzles, listening to classical and religious music, camping, and fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Herman passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022, at Hutchinson Health, at the age of 87 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Herman is survived by his:
Wife, Carole Hannemann of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Andrew Hannemann of Mounds View, MN,
Alan Hannemann of Apple Valley, MN,
Amy Hill and her husband, Kenneth of Montrose, MN,
Anthony Hannemann of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Elizabeth and Drew Hannemann; Kelsey, Nathaniel, and Moriah Hannemann, Ashley (Zac) Remer, Emily (Brandon) Reed, and Kayla (Caleb) Larson;
Great Granddaughter, Eleanor Reed;
Siblings, Walter N. Hannemann and his wife, Anita of Park Rapids, MN,
Reitz Hannemann of Tyler, MN,
Laura Luehmann and her husband, Rev. Alfred of Gaylord, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Herman is preceded in death by his Parents, Rev. Walter E. and Laura Hannemann.
Troy Kurth says
I give you my deepest sympathy to his passing. May God bless you during this very difficult time! He was a great pastor!
J. Mueller says
My sympathies to Pastor’s family. I was lucky that he was the Pastor at the Lutheran Churches of Green Isle when I went through confirmation classes and was confirmed by him as he was a called and ordained servant of the Lord. God bless
Vance and Linda Becker says
Pastor Hannemann was a faithful and gentle servant of God. May God be with Carol in this time.
Eugene and Carol Grewe says
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Herman Hannemann. We were able to meet them when Herman’s father, Walter Hannemann, was pastor at St.John’s Lutheran Church (Mountville) rural Gaylord, MN. Your family is gifted with God’s grace and with fabulous musical talents.
Paul R. Otte says
My sympathies to the family. He was a very kind and gifted pastor; a faithful servant of the Lord.
Kathy Bauer says
My Deepest sympathy to the Hannemann family! May God be with you and your families as you mourn. I also got to know the Pastor Walter Hannemann family at Mountville.
Linda Kurth says
Carole and Family
My sincere sympathy to all of you at the passing of Pastor Hanneman. I had the pleasure of working with him when he served as vacancy pastor in my congregation several years ago. May our Lord guide and protect you all.
Michelle Gerlesberger says
Pastor Hannemann was a great Pastor and person, he helped our family out when we were going through personal hard times. I loved his laugh and his passion for his children and family. I believe my old Church would still be thriving if he could have stayed longer and tried to keep Jesus in everyone’s hearts and teach people not to judge so harshly. Bless his memory!