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Gene Hermreck

Gene A. Hermreck, age 84, of Garnett Kansas, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

Gene Anthony Hermreck was born on August 5th, 1939 to John and Olive (Rockers) Hermreck. He became a man at the young age of 16 when his dad passed away suddenly and he stayed on the family farm to help care for his young sister, Louann and his mother until they moved to town.

On July 11th, 1959 he was united in marriage to Daisy Jane Gault. They were blessed with three children, Kevin, Alan, and Diane.

At a very young age, he was a hard-working man until the day he learned of his illness. He operated several gas stations including Garnett and Richmond Phillips 66. He entered the bus business at Central Heights and then later bought the buses in Garnett. He found he had a skill for carpentry while building the Richmond Nursing Home which led to many new homes in the surrounding area. He had a great work ethic and was highly respected for a job well done, at a fair price. He was known for his ability to spread a load of gravel like a blanket. His ease of operating a skid loader and backhoe was an art. He was known for being a man of his word and the fastest man to deliver. He took great pride in his work and his promptness.

Gene did not know a stranger and was always helping or lending a hand but never expecting anything in return. To know him, definitely was to love him. He will be missed by his family, friends, and neighbors for his wisdom, fairness, honesty, and ornery nature.

He took pride in his three children, four grandchildren and seven great granddaughters. Surviving are his children and their families: Kevin Hermreck and wife Michelle of Garnett, Kansas. Alan Hermreck and wife Tania of Pine, Arizona, Diane Hirt and husband Mike of Waverly, Kansas, Grandchildren Nathan and wife Bridgit Hirt, Jesica and husband Nathan Brown, Kayla Hermreck, and Brandon Hermreck, Great Granddaughters Zoey, Lillian, Kinsley, and Milly Hirt, Natalee, Kennedy, and Rylee Brown. He is also survived by his sister, Betty Zigelhofer of Wichita, Kansas and many nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his wife Daisy, his parents, sister LouAnn Maley, and brothers Floyd, Roy, and Robert (Bob) Hermreck.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 30 2024, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Garnett. A Rosary will be said at 6:00 PM Wednesday evening, May 29th, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Garnett, followed by a visitation from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Inurnment will take place at Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery, Garnett.

Dad gave countless hours of time and talent to Holy Angels Church over the years. In lieu of flowers Gene's family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Holy Angels Church Building Fund and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at

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Holy Angels Catholic Church
514 E. 4th
Garnett, KS 66032


Holy Angels Catholic Church
514 E. 4th
Garnett, KS 66032

Interment Funeral

Holy Angels Cemetery (Anderson County)
NE 1850 Road
Garnett, KS 66032

Funeral Home in Charge

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service – Garnett
219 S. Oak
Garnett, KS 66032