Herman A. Vollersen age 89 of Laurel, Nebraska died on Monday, December 6, 2021 at the Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 am on Monday, December 13th, 2021 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Laurel, Nebraska with Rev. Jeffery Warner officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Cemetery with military honors by the Laurel American Legion Post 54 and the Laurel VFW Post 4504. Visitation will be on Monday morning from 9:30 until service time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel, Nebraska.
Pallbearers will be George Schroeder, Matt Schroeder, Lon Fork, Ben Galvin, Dan Vanderheiden, and Chuck Sohler.
Herman August Vollersen was born on December 20, 1931 on the family farm in Laurel, Nebraska to Pete and Esther (Fork) Vollersen. He grew up in the Laurel area and graduated from Laurel High School. After high school, Herman spent four years in the Unites States Navy and served overseas in Korea. He was very proud of his military service. Upon returning home, Herman farmed with his father and then eventually started his own farming operation north east of Laurel. Herman also did general labor for Tom Frederickson, George Schroeder, Dr. Walter Chase, Allen Brodersen, and several others around the Laurel area. Herman eventually moved back to the homeplace to take care of his parents, where he lived until 2003 before moving into town.
Herman was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Laurel. He was a man of strong faith and was very active in his church, serving as an usher and deacon for Immanuel Lutheran. Herman enjoyed interacting with people, doing carpentry work, and lending a hand to anyone in need. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching all kinds of sporting events on television, especially the Nebraska Huskers. Herman also came to enjoy cooking and canning later in his life.
Herman is survived by his sisters, Eileen (Larry) Johnson of Astoria, OR; Myna (Chris) Owens of Lenexa, KS; nephews, Regg (Nancy) Gadeken of Hartington, NE; Ron (LaVonne) Gadeken of Stanton, NE, Kip (Missy) Johnson of Astoria, OR, Kyle Johnson of Astoria, OR; nieces, Resa Johnson and significant other Tom of Killeen, TX, Renee (Keith) Cure of Scott City, KS, Kam Johnson of Walla Walla, WA; along with many great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Esther; and a sister, Erna (Ed) Gadeken.