Dennis Hermreck 1958-2016

Dennis Hermreck 1958-2016


Dennis M. Hermreck, 57, Onaga, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Stor­mont-Vail Regional Medical Cen­ter in Topeka.

He was born July 17, 1958, at Garnett, the son of August and Twila Flores Hermreck. He gradu­ated from Garnett High School and Allen County Community College, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Kansas State Uni­versity.

Mr. Hermreck was a teacher and coached football, basketball and baseball. He started his teaching career in Onaga and later taught at Wamego, and he was currently teaching and coaching at Nemaha Valley/Nemaha Central School in Seneca.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Onaga, Wheaton/Onaga Knights of Co­lumbus Council 3185 and the Kan­sas Association of American Edu­cators. He was a former school board member for Onaga USD 322 and was the “Voice of the Buffa­loes” for many years at football and basketball games.

He married Ann McNally on July 15, 1989, at Blaine. She sur­vives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Shelby Hermreck, Silver Lake, and Raegan Hermreck, Man­hattan; three brothers, John Herm­reck and wife Carol, Garnett, Glen Hermreck and wife Jan, Colony, and Tom Hermreck and wife Sherri, El Dorado; three sisters, Lynda Norris and husband Spence, Kansas City, Mo., Jeannine Katzer and husband Jim, Osawatomie, and Patti Julian and husband Ed, Law­rence; and a sister-in-law, Marlene Hermreck, Lawrence. He was pre­ceded in death by his parents; a son, Mitchell A. Hermreck, on May 12, 2012; and two brothers, Gary Hermreck and Dave Rayl.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Patrick s Cemetery at Coal Creek. Mr. Hermreck will lie in state after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the church, where a parish rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m., followed by visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mitchell Hermreck Memorial Fund, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 312, Onaga, KS 66521.

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