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Louis Albert Herman

February 26, 1929 ~ April 6, 2021 (age 92)

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Louis A. Herman, age 92 of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Astoria Place in Waterville, Ohio.   
He was born on February 26, 1929 to the late Henry and Saloma (Byrnes) Herman in Paulding County, Ohio. Louis was a 1948 graduate of Oakwood High School. On February 11, 1956 he married Reba (Adkins) Herman, who survives. 

Louis attended St. John's Catholic Church. He worked at General Motors for 40 years until his retirement in 1988, and was a member of UAW #211. In his leisure time he enjoyed playing golf and bowling. Louis loved spending time with his family. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Louis is survived by his loving wife of  65 years, Reba Herman, his son, Thomas (Kathleen) Herman, and his daughter, Deborah (Howie) Sobota, all of Defiance. He also leaves behind six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and his sister Luella Huff of Latty, Ohio. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Saloma Herman, his brother, John Herman, his brother in infancy, Eugene Herman, and his grandson, Ben Herman.
All services for Louis will be private. Schaffer Funeral Home was honored to assist the family with arrangements. 
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