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Herman Permoda

   Herman (Herm) J. Permoda of Gladwin, formerly of Lansing, died surrounded by his family on March 18, 2006 at St. Marys Hospital in Saginaw. He was born June 7, 1926 to Ignatius (Jake) and Julia (Kojak) Permoda.

   Herm served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a jeweler and watchmaker during his early working years. He then worked for the Lansing State Journal where he retired after 27 years in advertising. Herm attended Sacred Heart Church in Gladwin and belonged to the Elks Lodge in Florida and the AuSable Valley As Model A club in Michigan.

   His family and friends will always remember his quiet sense of humor, his perfectionism, his determination and strength in overcoming his many illnesses, and his overall appreciation and enjoyment of life.

   Survivors include his wife, Billie; children, Jan (Joel Mann) of Lansing, Rick (Ellen) of Onstead, Mike of Brazil, Joe (Cynthia Chambers) of Cheboygan, Steve (Jeri) of Lansing; his stepson Mike (Janet) Balzer of Wilmette, Illinois; 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; good friends Bruce and Peggy Brewster of Brighton; brother-in-law Bill Young of Gladwin; and sisters Maxine (Tom) McPhilamy of Portage and Fran Schappa of Cadillac. Herm was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Rita, and his granddaughter Maialu.

   A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at the Tiffany Funeral Home 3232 West Saginaw in Lansing.

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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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