Donald Henry Herman, 82, passed away on April 10, 2021. He was born July 30, 1938, in Rocky Ford, Colorado, the son of Henry and Delpha (Masters) Herman. Don was a lifelong musician and artist. He played the piano and guitar by ear and had a beautiful singing voice. As a young man he had his own dance band. As a member of the Cheraw United Methodist church, he participated in $10 dinners that recreated the Hee Haw television show. He worked in several mediums as an artist, producing ink drawings of old wagons and barns, oil paintings of landscapes, and watercolors of the Colorado mountains. After he moved to Andover, Kansas, a highlight for him was being a member of Barbara “Babs” Mellor’s sculpting class at the Wichita Center for the Arts (Mark Arts) where he was known for his Western art sculptures, particularly of buffalo.
Don is survived by his sister, Carol Queener (Larry Berg); daughters, Carrie Switzer, Lynnette (John) Jacobsen, Jennifer (Shawn) Blood; grandchildren, Anna Blood (Braedon Martinez), Katie Blood, Eliana Jacobsen, Hope Blood, Joshua Jacobsen, Ava Jacobsen, and great-granddaughter, Kit Martinez. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Delpha Herman, son, Kent and daughter, Pamela.
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