Bernard “Bernie” N. Hermann, of Moscow died Saturday November 21, 2020 at his home in Moscow. He was 72
Bernie was born to Clifford Hermann and Pauline (Zenner) Hermann in Lewiston, Idaho on February 26, 1948. He married Diane (Peterson) Hermann on August 23,1969 in Genesee, Idaho. He began his working career and developed his strong work ethic being raised on a wheat farm in Genesee, Idaho. While attending college, he worked three summers as a crew leader and mechanic for green pea harvest.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in January of 1971, from the University of Idaho majoring in Agricultural Economics. He was a member of Alpha Zeta. He also worked towards an M.B.A at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.
Bernie received a U.S. Army commission through R.O.T.C and began active duty in 1971. He attended the Field Artillery Officers Course at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. He was assigned to Fort Riley in Kansas and became a Firing Battery Executive Officer. He served two tours of Reforger in Germany. He was in the Army reserve unit in Spokane, WA after being honorably discharged in 1973.
Bernie began working with Federal Land Bank (Farm Credit) in 1973. He worked for 30 years as a loan officer, Branch Manager, Portfolio Manager in several offices: Boise, Spokane, Kalispell, Walla Walla and Moses Lake. He retired to Moscow, Idaho in 2010.
Bernie will be remembered for his strength and positive attitude throughout his life. He was a role model to his family and friends. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, parents, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He loved nature and the outdoors. He especially enjoyed watching his Grandchildren play golf in tournaments.
He was always ready for a ride, whether it be dirt bike, ATV or snowmobile. He enjoyed camping, cross country skiing, photography, and exploring all of Idaho and beyond. One of the highlights in his life was when he and Diane traveled through Alaska for seven weeks with their friends Leo & Sue. He believed a person should work hard and have as much fun as possible along the way because you never know when your number is up.
He volunteered & cleared trails for the forest service and was an officer in various clubs: Search and Rescue, Lewis-Clark ATV Club, Snow Drifters of Latah County. He was a member of Moose Lodge, Moscow, Idaho and served on the Idaho Parks and Recreation off Road Motor Vehicle Grant Advisory Committee.
Bernie is survived by his wife of 51 years, Diane; daughter Stacy (Jason) Carter; son Steve (Stacy) Hermann; grandchildren Carly, Zach and Cara Carter; three sisters Madeline (Gene) Shepherd, Carol (Dale) Braman, Myrna (Mark) Ketsdever; two brothers Gary (Joan) Hermann, Jim (Rita) Hermann. He was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Pauline Hermann.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Genesee Idaho Ambulance Fund
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