• October 8, 1938 - July 15, 2017
  • Topeka, Illinois

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Barry Herman, 78, of Topeka, Illinois, passed away Saturday July 15, 2017 at Mason District Hospital in Havana, Illinois.

Born October 8, 1938 in Peoria, IL he was the son of Samuel and Freda Bork- Herman. On November 5, 1960, he married Friday Hundemer in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving is a daughter, Kim (Bob) Fancher of Paxton, IL; a son, Randy (Mayra) Herman of Cherry Hill, NJ; five grandchildren, Stephanie (Troy) Mason of Peoria, Brittany (Kaleb) Smith of Paxton, IL, and Lauren, Emily, and Valerie Herman of Cherry Hill, NJ; three great grandchildren, Layla and Levi Mason and Korbin Smith; two sisters, Pam (Gary) Fell of Barrington ,IL and Robin (Steve) Summers of Peoria; many nieces nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Robert Herman.

Barry was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

He retired as a Maintenance Supervisor at Peoria District 150 in 1999.

Barry was a member of the Joseph Robbins Mason’s Lodge #930 in Bartonville. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was also an avid Cubs, Bears, and NASCAR fan.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Peoria Hebrew Cemetery. Rabbi Bryna Milkow will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to TAPS or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.