Let the memory of Walt be with us forever.
  • Born on March 2, 1963 .
  • Passed away on March 17, 2019 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Walt Herrmann. If you would be so kind to share your stories, pictures, or even a just a few words, it will be a great comfort for his family and friends. It will honor his memory and celebrate the life of a man who left us far too early. Wally, you are in our hearts forever. 


The family appreciates your thoughts and condolences. We are finding particular comfort in people sharing stories and memories of Walt and his wonderful qualities. 

Posted by Charlotte Golden on 11th April 2019
I thank you all for the kind words, my Grandpa was the kindest, most empathetic person I have ever met, and I am so happy to know other people saw that too. I had so many memories with him, and I can not pick a favorite, they were all perfect. We all miss you, Grandpa. -Charlotte A. Golden / Herrmann
Posted by Lesa Kelly on 10th April 2019
My fondest memory of Wally was riding the bus to kindergarten with him. He kissed me one day and said “cause we’re friends “. He had a place in my heart for life after that one and only kiss. My heart goes out to his family.
Posted by Jennifer Von Kaenel on 7th April 2019
I only knew him for nine years, but I loved the hell out of him. He accepted me in to the family with open arms and was kind and fun to hang out with. He helped us move and we enjoyed coming to see them at the farm and for family gatherings. He was funny as hell. Great memories visiting them in California, on vacations, etc. He is truly missed.
Posted by Ron Roberts on 6th April 2019
Didn't get to know Walt for very long but he had a lasting impression on me..Walt had signed up to play Senior softball this year and came to a few tryouts in January and February.. All of us coaches would take notes and evaluate the skills of all the new guys. Everyone was raving about the big left- hander that hit the ball harder than we have seen in years...Walt was going to be one of the top 3 draft picks and we were all ready to fight over him. Then about a week before the draft he informed us that he would miss the first 2 months of the season because he had to go back and work on the farm...Well, since I hadn't seen a better natural power hitter in years, I drafted him anyway. We had a few practices and the other coaches always showed up to watch Walt hit.. Well, in our first practice game he twisted his knee and was out of commission to start the season. So we feel sorry that we didn't get to watch the big man roll. We all will share stories of the massive shots that Walt hit over the street and into the front yards to right field..What a beautiful swing he had
Posted by Dennis Harrington on 2nd April 2019
Sincere condolences to the Herrman family. Walt & I were pheasant hunting / farming buddies. You could not ask for a better person to join you in the field & as a friend. We made a lot of great memories that will not be forgotten. One of my favorites- we were in Minnesota chasing birds , stayed the night at a casino / hotel with or dogs scout & Elvis. Forgot to tell them we had seeing eye dogs. Elvis did a little singing while we were unwinding at the lounge. We were asked to leave the next day. Didn’t bother us, we found a better place that accepted “ service dogs “. Also found a great restaurant, the pheasant pub & grill. Go figure. Great times with great people. Rest In Peace my brother
Posted by Connie DeBlaquiere on 31st March 2019
I was fortunate to have Walt and Denise as my next door neighbors in Sun City Roseville. While I knew Walt for less than a year, I quickly came to consider him a wonderful friend. He would magically appear and help to do such things as help me haul rock to my backyard, assemble patio furniture, or take my garbage cans out. I loved how he beamed with pride when he talked about “the farm” or when he spoke of Denise. One day three neighbors spent an hour plus chasing and rescuing a run away dog. I loved seeing his joy in crunching his new driver. We should all be so thrilled with nature. Walt was enthralled with the views from the patio of his new home. I will try to honor Walt by being the best neighbor and friend that I can be. I will try to share his joy in taking in the beauty of the moment. My target from the tee on #12 will forever be Walt!
Posted by Jill Gurtner on 29th March 2019
I will always remember Wally’s incredible smile and generous heart! As I walk by the house in the woods, I will fondly recall many nights of good wine, good food and great discussions with dear friends! Sending you all much love!
Posted by Tim Gurtner on 29th March 2019
Denise, Ashley and Amanda and family I'm so very sorry for your loss! Walt was one heck of a man. A few years back I had asked Walt if he'd be able to give me a hand as a bear hunting guide for the season and despite this unusual request falling very near crop harvest Walt said sure I'll help you out but not sure how much help I'm gonna be. Walt arrived to camp and for a couple of weeks he would leave every morning with his 4 wheeler on the truck, a load of bait, couple bottles of water, some fruit and a snack and would be out all day trying to remember our bait site locations in the 3 county area we hunted until his phone GPS was probably full of way points! He would often return home with another ding in his truck or a funny story about something that happened while he was out or how he met someone new. Once the hunters started arriving into camp he wasn't overly confident in his ability but plowed forward and unknowingly become one of the best guides I've ever had! What Walt didn't take into account was the fact that he was a kind, caring, helpful, hard working, and compassionate person. You could find him taking a couple of tagged out hunters fishing, listening to one of their stories, helping another guide recover a bear or surprise the whole camp with a batch of chili after a late cold and rainy night recovering bears. Walt is often talked about in bear camp, local neighbors regularly ask if he was gonna be up so they could stop in to see him, and previous hunters returning to camp would often share a story or ask about him. He will always be fondly remembered and missed by those who had the opportunity to meet him. Peace!
Posted by Colbie Swanson on 26th March 2019
Where do I start?...... My dad would be like Holy heck Wally is snowblowing our driveway...and he would take a picture. We had such a fun laugh! We had a very happy childhood with all of our parents. Chicken at Rips, 4th of July Cookouts, neighborhood parties. Your dad taught me to hit a home run for ice cream and to pick up rocks out at the farm. Tough love. We love you. Every story and memory will always be held close.
Posted by Lori Hunt on 23rd March 2019
I met Walt when he drove all the way to Middleton to see the country breakfast on an early Sunday morning. He was so proud of Denise and the amazing talent of the students at mhs. I remember being struck with how genuine and supportive he was. ❤️
Posted by Dan Man on 23rd March 2019
I enjoyed working with Walt at the Health department. He was so good to me at the new job and throughout the time there. What a great guy that will be missed.
Posted by Jeanne Swanson on 23rd March 2019
Ashley we are so very very sorry for all of you, your dad was the kindest of gentleman with the best laugh ,( I can hear him laughing now) I think the only time I ever truly heard him mad was when you girls got the green paint all over Amanda. We were truly blessed to have you as Neighbors and were able to share so many moments with your dad, what a great guy❤❤❤
Posted by Tom Bafia on 23rd March 2019
What a great guy! I have fond memories of Walt and very glad I got to know him at IOCC.
Posted by Nancy Herrmann Snook on 22nd March 2019
I remember how sad I was when you moved from St. Charles, but Madison was amazing. Next it was on to California and you loved it even more. You’ve moved on again, and I like to think you are in your happiest place yet, watching over all of us. Love you Walt.

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