Frederick Joseph Herman

Frederick Joseph Herman, age 75, of Tecumseh passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024 with his family by his side. He was born September 11, 1948 in Jackson to the late Stanley and Grace Herman. Fred married Linda Gallagher on August 12, 1972 at Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church in Jackson. They have been blessed with over 51 years in marriage.

Above all else, Fred cherished family. Along with his wife, Linda, Fred is survived by his children, Steven (Amy) Herman of Pacific, Mo. and their children, Aiden (deceased), Rowan, Oliver, and Owen; Maryann Herman of Pittsburgh, Penn.; Kevin (Heidi) Herman of Tecumseh and their children, Hailee and Riley; and Patrick (Nicola) Herman of Hartland and their children, Lillian, Eloise, and Genevieve. He is also survived by his sister, Janet McAuliffe of Lansing; sisters-in-law Barbara Herman of Jackson and Kathleen Herman of Plymouth; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and grandson, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and William Ross; brothers, Leon and Robert Herman; brother-in-law, Michael McAuliffe; and nephews William Ross, Jr. and Timothy Ross.

Fred valued service and community. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War, and he received three Purple Hearts as the result of his service. He was an active member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh, where he participated in masses as a reader, a Eucharistic Minister, and an altar server. Fred belonged to the parish’s chapter of the Knights of Columbus, and he chaired its scholarship efforts. He also served as a minister in the parish’s Stephen Ministry program. He served on the Maurice Spear Campus and Lenco Credit Union boards. He also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. Fred was a dedicated and gifted educator, retiring from Tecumseh High School after 30 years as a special education teacher.

Memorial visitation will be from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Friday, Jau. 19, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh. A Memorial Mass will follow at 12 p.m. with Fr. Daniel Wheeler as celebrant. Inurnment will be in Brookside Cemetery Columbarium in Tecumseh with military honors under the auspices of the Tecumseh American Legion Post #34 and VFW Post #4187. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Elizabeth Knights of Columbus Scholarship, St. Elizabeth Stephen Ministry, or Hospice of Lenawee. Arrangements are under the care of the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


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