Obituary: Louise Herrmann

Louise Herrmann
Louise Herrmann


Louise Ida (Lenzen) Herrmann, 82, of Norwood Young America, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 22, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Louise Herrmann was born on Dec. 11, 1930, in Dahlgren Township, Minn. She was the daughter of Alfred and Alma (Gruenhagen) Lenzen. Louise was baptized as an infant on Dec.  21, 1930, by Rev. AmEnd, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 2, 1944, both at Zion Lutheran Church in Cologne. She received her education in Waconia, Minnesota, and graduated from Waconia High School on June 2, 1949.
On Aug. 22, 1959, Louise was united in marriage to Wendell Herrmann by Rev. John E. Melchert at Zion Lutheran Church in Cologne. Louise and Wendell made their home in Norwood Young America. Their marriage was blessed with two children, James and Ann. Louise and Wendell shared over 53 years of marriage.
Louise worked at the Bureau of Engraving for 10 years before she married Wendell. She was a wonderful farm wife. Louise took great pride in feeding her calves and helping with farm chores. She also tended a beautiful garden and was a talented crafter. Louise enjoyed using her artistic abilities in sewing and needlework. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Louise was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America.
On Saturday, June 22, the Lord of life and death granted eternal rest to his servant, Louise Herrmann, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 11 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Those surviving Louise, who will be comforted by the assurance of resurrection in Jesus Christ include her husband, Wendell Herrmann of Norwood Young America; son, James Herrmann of Norwood Young America; daughter, Ann Herrmann of Bloomington; sisters, Rhoda Ische of Cologne, Irene Hilk of Waconia, Florence Lindquist of Waconia; brothers, Howard Lenzen of St. Peter and Allen Lenzen and his wife, Evon, of Cologne; and nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives and her many friends.
Preceding Louise in death were her parents, Alfred and Alma Lenzen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harry and Mathilda Herrmann; brother, Alfred Lenzen; sisters, Pearl Fehlandt and her husband, John, and Arlene Lenzen; brothers-in-law, Bill Ische, Marvin Hilk and Virgil Lindquist; and sister-in-law, Joyce Lenzen.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 26, at 11 a.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America. The body of Louise Herrmann will be placed to rest in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Norwood Young America, to await the great day of resurrection. Blessed are those who die in the Lord.
Rev. Eric Aune officiated with organist Jane Fasching. Congregational hymns were “Beautiful Savior,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “Just As I Am,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Faith Of Our Fathers.”
Casket bearers were Myron Fehlandt, Kenneth Ische, Ronald Hilk, Wayne Lindquist, Keith Lenzen and Dan Lenzen.
Arrangements by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at Please click on Obituaries/Guest Book.