Ervin Carl Rip Hermann was born on February 16, 1927 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Emil and Eda Wittkopp Hermann. He passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 in Georgetown, Texas at the age of 87 years.
Rip was a WWII veteran, serving his country in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946. On June 25, 1945, Rip was united in marriage to Pearl Louise Meyers in Guthrie, Oklahoma and to the union, three sons were born, Eddie, David, and Danny. Rip pursued a career in the oil industry for the majority of his life which lead him to work all over the world. He became known as Rip because his motto was give me your problems and I will make them rest in peace. This is how he approached all of his passions in life
His retirement years were spent serving the Lord through his church. He was remodeling churches, building wheel chair ramps and caring for the elderly. He had a heart for helping people. In 2008, Rip was awarded the father of the year award from the Houston YMCA and also received the YMCA Presidential physical fitness award at the age of 82. Rip left a big impression on everyone he met. He will be deeply missed by all.
Rip is survived by two sons, Eddie Carl Hermann of Orlando, Oklahoma and Danny Wayne Hermann and his wife, Laura of Buffalo, Wyoming nine grandchildren, Susan Moran, Yvonne HermannSmith, Correna Brown, Chris Hermann, Kaleb Hermann, Jacob Hermann, Danniella Boling, Lisa Gallagher, and Seth Hermann 25 greatgrandchildren and 16 greatgreat grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents his wife, Louise Volenstine and one son, David Leon Hermann.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11am, Monday, July 21, 2014 at BrownDugger Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jacob Russell officiating. Interment will follow in Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, Oklahoma. Memorials may be to the American Alzheimers Association, in care of BrownDugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th, Perry, OK 73077.