George V. Hermann, 80, of Baker City, Oregon passed away at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City, Oregon on January 16, 2019. A funeral service with Oregon State Police Honors will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 12:00 Noon at the First Lutheran Church in Baker City, Oregon with Pastor Ian Wolfe officiating. Interment will take place at the Hermiston Cemetery in Hermiston, Oregon on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 12:00 Noon.
George was born on November 1, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois to Gottlieb Hermann and Ottilie Hunt, moving to Oregon at the age of six. He attended Lexington High School in Lexington, Oregon and graduated in 1957.
From his high school years until 1964 he worked as a ranch hand; in 1964 he purchased and operated a gas station. After owning the gas station until 1969, he decided to train to become an Oregon State Policeman. During his career, he was a Senior Trooper for OSP and an OSP Training Officer. He worked for the Oregon State Police for 25 years before retiring in 1994.
On November 27, 1977, he married Maxine Kranz in Reno, Nevada. George was a lifetime member of the Elks, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and fly tying.
George was proud to have helped raise three wonderful daughters.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Maxine Hermann of Baker City, OR; his daughters Donna Sherbondy of Weiser, ID, Sandra Hermann of Dallesport, WA, and Holly (Randy) Kinsey of Eielson AFB, AK; sister Lillian Smith of Hermiston her two sons and their families; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
George is preceded in death by his parents Gottlieb Hermann and Ottilie Hunt; brothers Henry Welke and Al Welke; and a sister Elsie Welke.
Memorial contributions in honor of George may be made to Meadowood Speech camp through Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.