Funeral services have been set for Friday, July 28, 2023, at Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church, 7600 N.W. Barry Road, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the Funeral Service commencing at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Services and Burial will follow at the Hampton Cemetery, Platte County, MO. Family and friends will return to the church to share a meal.
Herman Louis Duermyer, 86, passed away on July 26, 2023. He was born on January 26, 1937 to Herman B. and Mary (Whitton) Duermyer.
Herman graduated from Park Hill High School in 1955. He attended Park College and then worked for City Service Oil Company. He landed at Transworld Airlines in 1963 and worked for TWA until he retired in 1999 at the age of 64.
Herman married Ida Ellen Curtright on December 7, 1962.
In addition to Ida, Herman leaves 2 daughters: Debra DuPree and Dawna Bottorff; 1 sister, Bonnie Keller, 5 grandchildren: Cody Bottorff, Hannah Bottorff, Mariah Grover, Christopher DuPree, and Taylor DuPree; 1 great-grandson: Treyden Grover; 3 nephews: Robert Keller, Jim Keller, John Keller; 1 niece, Karen Cuda; several grandnephews and grandnieces, and extended family and countless friends.
Those who knew Herman remember him as generous and a guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He never met a stranger and was known to meet new people in some unusual places. Herman loved working for TWA and was the first to set up a collection jar at his window to help one of the people he worked with or their families. His other love was cars. He owned a Model A, Shriner’s car, limo, 2 convertibles, and even a grain truck in addition to the many other vehicles he owned throughout the years.
A talented musician, Herman played piano, mandolin, and guitar by ear. He couldn’t wait to break out his harmonica to play “Happy Birthday” at family celebrations.
Herman served as a deacon at Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church and served his country in the military. He is predeceased by both of his parents and son-in-law, Darwin DuPree.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Deacon’s Fund at Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church. Memories of Herman and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.