Raymond E. “Sonny” Herman, 66, of Ottumwa, died Oct. 5, 2012, at Oakwood Nursing Home in Albia.
He was born Aug. 5, 1946, in Ottumwa to Raymond and Darlene Stiles Herman. He married Rhonda Dudley Sept. 12, 2000, in Plant City, Fla.
A United States Navy veteran, he served in Vietnam. Sonny spent most of his days outside. He enjoyed working on the house, in the garden and in the yard. He also enjoyed spending time with Trey.
Survivors include his wife, Rhonda; one stepson, Zachery Dudley of Ottumwa; one stepdaughter, Shannon (Jerry) Paulos of Ottumwa; one stepgrandchild, Trey; and one sister, Jean (Kenneth) Woten of Ottumwa.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of life and service to his country will be 2 p.m. Saturday at 613 S. Davis St. His cremains will be interred at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. If unable to attend, please release a red, white or blue balloon in Sonny’s memory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Raymond Herman’s Fund c/o Robertson-Jay Funeral Home, 220 N. Court St., Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.