April 13, 1946 – September 30, 2018
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Lincoln, NE
Donald Kenneth Hermanson
Donald “Don” K. Hermanson of Lincoln passed away on Sunday (09/30/2018) at the age of 72.
Don was born on April 13th, 1946 in Lincoln, NE to Donald W. and Maxene (Endorf) Hermanson. After high school, he opened an auto repair garage called “Don’s Automotive” in Ventura, CA. He and his first wife Carol Garcia moved back to Nebraska where he worked for Security Mutual for over ten years until he purchased the Train Cellar, a local train hobby store. Don married his second wife, Jo Ellen Cook, in 2002. He continued to operate the Train Cellar until his retirement in 2009.
He loved spending time with his family. In his spare time, he worked as a pit crew mechanic for various racing teams and helped build train layouts for a local hobby club. He was also an avid golfer and finally got his hole in one in 2014.
Don is survived by his wife, Jo Ellen “Jo”, children; Donald A. (Rebecca) Hermanson, Matt (Sue) Hermanson, Kathleen (Tyler) Varwig, and John (Erica) McAdams, all of Lincoln; siblings, Jeff (Sondra) Hermanson and Kristin Hermanson. He is also survived by his granddaughter Mia Hermanson, nieces and nephews, and two granddaughters due later this year. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew Benjamin Hermanson.
A funeral is scheduled for Friday, October 5t, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ United Methodist at 4530 A St, Lincoln, NE 68510. Pastor Rev. Richard Randolph, Ph.D, officiating. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association at https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageNavigator/donatenow_heart_alt.html&s_src=nav or Donate by phone: 1-800-AHA-USA1.
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