Ronald D Herman, Sr., age 75, of Plymouth, WI, was called home to the Lord on July 5th, 2018, died peacefully surrounded by family from complications of his battle with cancer.

Mr. Herman was originally from Machias, NY, one of 6 children. He was born October 8, 1942 to August and Mamie (Burns) Herman.

The only child to put himself through college, Ron graduated from Alfred University as a ceramic engineer, after marrying his best friend and soul mate Kathleen Ann Riley, from Buffalo.

The young couple moved to Wisconsin where Ron started his career with the Kohler Company, starting in the pottery division and then became superintendent of the enamel shop.

He later worked as a facilities engineer, building state-of-the-art plants for Kohler near Monterey, Mexico. He was proud to have served 46 years, working for 3 generations of the Kohler family.

Mr. Herman will be remembered as a true gentleman, who instilled in his children the values of integrity, hard work, loyalty and perseverance; and a love of the outdoors, country music, working with his hands gardening and remodeling, and his beloved Wisconsin sports teams.

Ron is survived by: His wife of 54 years, Kate of Plymouth; His son: Ron Jr. (Becky) of Medford, WI, and their children Elizabeth (Ryan) Kinderman of Chicago, IL, and son Zed; David (Noel) Herman of Stevens Point, WI and their children Nathan, Whitley and Lincoln; Kristin Herman of Panama City, FL; Josh Nichols of Jacksonville, FL; and Riley Herman of Medford, WI.

Mr. Herman is also survived by his daughter Dawn (Scott) Olson, of Watertown, SD and their daughter Allison; and by his youngest son Dean (Margie) Herman of Phoenix, AZ and their two daughters Gwendolyn and Alaina. Ron’s generous, kind heart, contagious laugh and dry sense of humor will be missed by all those who know him and love him.

A Funeral Mass was held at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. Father Philip Reifenberg, Pastor of the Church officiated.

Cremation took place following the services.

Visitation took place at the church on Tuesday (July 10) from 3:00 P.M. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Ron’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

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