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Harry Allen Hermanson, Air Force Veteran, retired banker and civic leader passed away peacefully the morning of March 22, 2018. A Visitation will be held Saturday morning, March 31, 2018 in the Rose Room Chapel at Croxford Funeral Home at 9:00 a.m. with Burial to follow at 10:00 a.m. at Highland Cemetery. Military Honors will be performed by the Army National Guard. The Funeral Service will take place following the cemetery at First Presbyterian Church, 1315 Central Ave, Great Falls, at 11:00 a.m.
Harry was born in Elderon, Wisconsin on September 9, 1917 to Harry H. and Blanche (Allen) Hermanson. They moved to Great Falls when Harry was an infant. He attended local schools and graduated from Great Falls High School in 1936. He went to work for the Great Falls National Bank until 1941 when he went into the Army Air Force and served there until being discharged in December of 1945. He returned to work at the Great Falls National Bank where he met Marjorie (Marge) Voegele. They were married in 1950 and had two children, Linda and Keith.
Harry worked in various departments until his retirement in 1982 as Vice-President of both the Bank and the Northwestern Union Trust Company. During his tenure at the bank, Harry was active in many organizations. He was President of the Great Falls Clearing House Association, Chairman of the Mapril Cleanup, Treasurer of the Chamber of commerce, Chairman and Treasurer of the American Red Cross, President of the American Institute of Banking, President of Rainbow Toastmasters, President of the Dale Carnegie Alumni Association, District Director of National Association of Bank Auditors and Controllers, President of Great Falls Lions Club, Member of Great Falls Flood Control District and Treasurer of the Great Falls Cemetery Association for 30 years.
He also served on the Board of Trustees and as a Deacon for the First Presbyterian Church and was awarded the Legion of Honor Degree by DeMolay. He was a member of Scottish Rite Delta Lodge and Sons of the Pioneers.
Since his retirement, Harry has enjoyed oil painting, coin collecting and masonry projects such as fireplaces, planters and walls. He also enjoyed recitals, concerts and soccer games with his grandsons. The highlight of Harry’s week was Tuesday noon for his weekly Lions Club meeting. He often referred to them as “the Nicest Guys”.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Highgate Senior Living for their exceptional care.
Survivors include wife, Marge; children, Linda (Fred) Koontz, Keith (Shelly) Hermanson; grandchildren, Cody (Erin) Koontz, Kelly (Allison) Koontz and Tanner Hermanson.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com
The Great Falls Tribune ran a nice story for Harry's 100th birthday last September. Follow this link to enjoy.