Jean Herman

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, April 5, 1931
Date of Death:
Monday, May 9, 2022
Age:
91 years old

Visitation

Date: Tuesday May 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Tuesday May 17, 2022
Time: 11:00 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Livestreaming

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Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, April 5, 1931
Date of Death:
Monday, May 9, 2022
Age:
91 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, April 5, 1931
Date of Death:
Monday, May 9, 2022
Age:
91 years old

Jean Herman

Jean Marie Herman, 91, passed away on May 9th 2022 at her home in Rochester Minnesota.

Jean Zeug was born April 5, 1931 in St. Paul, MN. She was later adopted by Marie and Joseph Zeug of Lucan, MN. She grew up in Lucan, moved to Mankato to attend Good Council High School. Upon graduation in 1949, she moved to Rochester, attending St. Mary’s College of Nursing, receiving her nursing license. On August 18, 1951 she married Dennis Herman in Lucan, MN. Together, the couple made the Rochester area their home. She met Dennis on a blind date set up by his aunt. They went dancing that night and they continued dancing through their 71 years together. Jean spent many years passionately caring for her patients in various areas of Mayo Clinic and retired after more than 40 years. She loved spending time with family and friends and lovingly cooked delicious dinners for all. She passed on her love of cooking to her son, Mike. She and Dennis spent many summers in Big Lake, MN golfing and entertaining at their place in Carefree Resort. She took pride in her athletic ability and learned to golf so she could spend more time with Dennis. She was very proud to share she got a hole in one, twice!

Jean was a woman who knew what she wanted, who loved her children and grandchildren so much, setting an excellent example to her family on how to care for the people you love. She had many friends and loved socializing, was a fashion icon, even appearing in the Post Bulletin for her fashion sense.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Dennis; sister, Mary Lou Van Rossum; and her parents Marie and Joseph Zeug. She is survived by her children: Linda (David, dec.) Schulte, Mary Jo Green (David Enos), Michael Herman (Tammy Ablan), and Sally (Todd) Gilbertson; grandchildren: Tim Walsh, Ian Walsh, Clarissa Herman, Laura Herman, Emily Herman, Sam Green, Jessica Green, Marc Schulte, Nick Schulte, Joshua and Andrea Gilbertson, and 11 great grandchildren.

The Funeral Service for Jean will be held on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Father Russell Scepaniak officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rochester, MN.

A special thank you is extended to Season’s Hospice, for the extraordinary care they provided in her last months of life.

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The family of Jean Herman has received the following condolences.

My sympathy to you all Herman family as you grieve the death of your dear Mother, Jean. I have such fond memories living next to the Hermans in the country, of your family and the good conversations with my walking partner Jean. May God give you strength, peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Dear Mike, Mary Jo and family,


Your mom decided dad couldn’t handle it too long without her and decided to join him quickly, it seems. 


While I didn’t know your mom real well, I recall her most from church, school and in the years when I was at the Zeman home often. What I remember most is her beautiful smile and warm and cheerful hello and engaging conversation, even with a young kid like me, my brothers or the Zeman boys. 


From my perspective your parents always looked like the couple who was still dating, with your mom the outgoing one and your dad more reserved. I remember smiling at that about them.


I know it’s never easy to lose a parent, and with your mom’s passing a generation has passed, which is poignant. But I’m confident you’ll always be able to smile and laugh at the countless great memories you were so blessed to share with your wonderful parents. That is what helped me when we lost our mom and dad.


My thoughts and prayers are with you. 

Please accept our prayers and warmest heartfelt sympathy upon the death of your mom. She was my closest childhood Lucan friend and former roommate at Good Councel  Academy. We kept in touch with Dennis and her all their years in Rochester. Sunday I offered my Mass and Holy Communion for both of them. We will ask the Capuchin Father's in Pittsburg, OH to include them in their Perpetual Mass Association of daily prayers, Masses, sacrifices, and good works of the Capuchin Friars throughout the world. May God grant each of you and your families peace of heart. 


 


Joyce (Kramer) and Dorrence DeCock

Our thoughts and prayers are with children and grandchildren.  Jean was such a lovely person.  We were always to happy to see her at Czech Days.