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July 15, 1937 – Friday, August 11, 2017

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, MN
Monday, August 14, 2017
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, MN
Monday, August 14, 2017
9 – 10:45 AM

Robert Douglas Schermann, age 80, of Howard Lake passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at his residence.
He was born on July 15, 1937 in Watertown the son of Louis and Agnes (Keglar) Schermann.
At the age of 8, Bob contracted polio and was in and out of the hospital for the next two years. Despite his adversities in life, he accomplished a lot.
He graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1955 and later attended The Minnesota School of Business.
On August 13, 1960, Robert Schermann and Lucille Keigan were joined in holy marriage at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin. God blessed their marriage with two daughters.
Bob was employed for thirty-five years at Model Stone & Ready Mix and at Aggregate Industries as an accountant. He also worked for nineteen years in shoe repair.
Bob and Lucy enjoyed wintering in Tucson, Arizona for twenty years.
He served on the Howard Lake-Waverly School Board for six and a half years, The Wright County Board of Adjustments for twenty five years and served as chairman for many of those years.
Bob enjoyed gardening, canning, the out of doors, had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh!
He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.
Survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years: Lucille “Lucy” Schermann; daughters: Deborah Schermann of St. Anthony Park and Joy (Jeff) Shockley of Howard Lake; grandchildren: Matthew Schermann (Princess Bautista) of Tucson, Arizona, Samuel Sween and Ava Matthews both of St. Anthony Park; a great grandchild: Rylee Schermann of Tucson, Arizona; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert Schermann will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly on Monday, August 14, 2017. Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the celebrant. Special music by The St. Mary’s Choir.
Private Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.
A visitation will be held on Monday, August 14, 2017 from 9 AM until 10:45 AM AT THE CHURCH.
Honorary Bearers will be Michael Zachmann, Steven Zachmann, Daniel Zachmann, Lanny Lachermeier, Ronald Zachmann and Garner Diers.
Urn Bearer will be Michael Zachmann.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Deacon Michael Thoennes

    Lucy and family, I was shocked when I heard of Bob’s passing. Loved that man dearly for many, many years. My condolences.

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  2. Sharon & Harold Dahl

    So sorry to get this news. We are up at the lake till next Friday and are expecting six people up on Monday who Harold golfs with. They retired with Harold. Please know we are very sad for you and the girls and for ourselves. You and Bob have been very good friends to us for 50 years! All our love. Will talk to you soon.

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  3. Katherine (née Keigan) and Michael Williams

    Aunt Lucy, Debbie, and Joy…..we are so sorry for the passing of Uncle Bob; such a huge hole in your family now. We will see you on Monday. You all are our prayers especially tonight. I now add Uncle Bob to my prayer card on which I list those I loved who are now on their way to heaven that my Sunday remembrance prayers will speed their way. Love always, Kathy

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  4. Pat Norine

    Thinking about you today Lucy. Blessings! Maybe we can get together this fall sometime.

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  5. Dick Mattson

    God bless “Lucy” and Bob’s family, Bob was one of the greatest people I have known and what a joy to meet and visit with any place you saw him, we will all miss “Bob”.
    Dick and Rene’e Mattson

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  6. Lisa Hagen

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to you Lucy, Joy and Family and Debbie and family. Bob brings back many memories and laughs. He liked to play the tough guy, but we all knew he was a gentle giant at heart. AND must I say, had a great gift to gab! He will forever live on in our cherished memories.

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  7. edward and delrose fuchs

    Very sorry to hear of the passing.

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  8. Dan, Teresa & Matthew Larson

    Our thoughts & prayers are with everyone in your family. So sorry to hear of his passing this weekend so soon after talking with Joy at the County Fair. I’m glad Matthew was able to see him the other day.
    Unfortunately Matthew & I have to work today and cannot attend the funeral. God bless and we will be thinking of you.
    Dan

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  9. Steve Berg

    Hi Lucy and Family,
    I just heard of Bob’s passing, so I missed the visitation and funeral. Bob was a great friend and always enjoyed see you two at the resturant over the years. I will be praying for you. God Bless.

    Steve

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  10. Donald G. Otto

    Lucy and family
    My condolences for your lost -Bob was a good person to grow up with.
    Sorry we couldn”t make it but I had a
    chemo session at one o’clock.

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