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Arthur Hermann

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:18 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:20 p.m. CST

MAQUON – Arthur D. “Tony” Hermann, 75, of Maquon died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria.

He was born March 9, 1939, in Peoria, to Arthur L. and Pauline A. (Widmer) Hermann.  He married E. Loretta (Kohtz) Hermann in 1969.  She preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2004. He then married Joyce E. (Foes) Hermann on March 15, 2008.  She survives.

Also surviving are three children, Daniel A. Hermann of Maquon, Michelle H. Raheja of Los Angeles, Calif., and Eric D. (Madoka) Hermann of Houston [Cypress], Texas; two stepchildren, Robert (Marcia) Hix of Manlius, and Laura (Cory) Albers of Davenport, Iowa; three sisters, Gloria D. (Gary) Winston of Colorado Springs, Colo., Paula D. (Ernie) Clark of Mapleton, and Deborah J. Hermann of Peoria; one brother, Michael (Mary) Hermann of Glasford; four grandchildren, Ruby, Isha, Kai, and Reno; six stepgrandchildren, Megan, Rachel, Ryan, Steven, Maggie, and William; and three stepgreat-grandchildren, Andrew, Allison, and Addie.

Tony was a veteran of the U.S. Air National Guard. He worked as a service engineer in Defense and Federal Products for Caterpillar Inc. for 38 years, retiring in 2002.

He was a member of the Schiller Masonic Lodge 335 for 50 years, and a member of the Model A Car Club, 4-Ever-4’s. Tony was also a member of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, the National American Legion, and a life member of the National Rifle Association.  He was a former member of the Peoria Shriners and the Peoria Consistory, and was a member of the Maquon United Methodist Church.

Tony was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved spending time at his lake property. Another hobby was building custom black powder rifles and shooting competitively.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Maquon United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Sue Bryce officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood. Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Maquon United Methodist Church or to the National Rifle Association.

To leave online condolences, visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com.

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