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Clara Herman

Clara Irene Herman, 93, died December 2, 2016 at the Solon Care Center in Solon, Iowa. She was born May 12, 1923 near Harper, Iowa to Walter Frank and Marguerite Agnes Ollinger Smith. She graduated from Sigourney High School in 1941. She taught at Stoney Point and Garibaldi #14 which were one room country schools in Keokuk County. On August 28, 1945 she married John Omer Herman at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sigourney. Together they lived and farmed near Harper and Sigourney.  Clara loved to cook and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.  In 1983 they moved to Sigourney. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Farm Bureau ladies. 

  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Omer on February 19, 1997, granddaughter Megan Herman, four brothers Donald, Eugene, John, and Albert Smith, and one sister Mary Therese Mulligan.  

  She is survived by her children Peggy (Dennis) Lynk of Marshalltown, Linda Herman of North Richland Hills, Texas, Susan Marburg of Polk City,Bonita Suleiman of Jordan, John ( Mitzi) Herman of Paola , Kansas, Tony (Cindy) Herman of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Christine (Gene) Lawson of Solon, 21 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one brother, Terry Smith of Cedar Rapids.  

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M.  Saturday December 10, 2016, St. Mary Catholic Church 

Burial: Pleasant Grove/ St. Mary Cemetery, Sigourney 

Prayer Service: 4:00 P.M. Friday with Visitation to follow till 7:00 P.M. at the Holm Funeral Home. 

A memorial fund has been established.




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