Rev. Charles (Chuck) A. Herman
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Pierceton - Rev. Charles (Chuck) A. Herman, presently assigned as pastor of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Pierceton, IN passed away Friday, December 11, 2020.
Fr. Chuck, one of six children, was born to the late George and Alvina (Doescher) Herman on March 5, 1947 in Gary, Indiana. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Keilman. Father Charles is survived by his siblings, Paul (Alberta) Herman, Thomas (Amy) Herman, Joseph (Pam) Herman, Mary Herman; and many nieces and nephews.
Fr. Chuck earned his Bachelor's Degree from Indiana State University. He began his career as a German Teacher in Elkhart, IN for over 20 years. His passion for the German culture led him on many trips to Germany and communicating with his dogs in German.
Fr. Chuck was ordained as a priest in 1997 for the Diocese of Fort Wayne, IN. His first religious assignment began in Fort Wayne as the Associate Pastor for St. John the Baptist Parish and a Chaplain Teacher for Bishop Luers High School. He then was reassigned in 1999 as Pastor to the Immaculate Conception Parish, in Auburn, IN. In 2006 he became the Associate Pastor of Holy Family Parish and Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in South Bend, IN. In 2014 he was reassigned as Pastor, to St. Francis Xavier, Pierceton, IN.
Visitation for Father Chuck will be held 4:00PM-8:00PM, with a Rosary at 7:45PM, Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Pierceton, IN and 4:00PM-8:00PM, with a Vigil Service at 7:45PM, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Holy Family Parish in South Bend, IN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM, Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Holy Family Parish. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel. St. Joseph Funeral Home is assisting the family. You may livestream the Mass at www.holyfamilysouthbend.org
Memorial Contributions may be made to your local Salvation Army. Condolences for the family may be made at www.sjfh.net