SMSgt. Larry D. Hermes, USAF, Ret., age 75, of Belleville, IL, born on October 31, 1946, in Alton, Illinois, died on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Four Fountains, Belleville, IL.
Larry dedicated 26 years of his life in service to his country. He retired from the United States Air Force in 1992 as a Senior Master Sargeant. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and of Operation Desert Shield /Storm. He was the recipient of numerous service medals and was the NCO of the year in 1982, as a member of the United States Air Force Band, Military Airlift Command. Larry was a member of the American Legion, Post 301, Swansea, IL, and Masonic St. Clair Lodge, #24, A.F. & A.M., Belleville, IL. He was also a member of the Church of Christ, Fairview Heights, IL.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sherry Lynn, nee Carel, Hermes.
He is survived by his daughter, Catherine Hermes of Mesa, AZ; his sister-in-law, Paula Carel of Belleville, IL; his brother-in-law, Kenan Carel (Debi Goretzke), of Belleville, IL; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Belleville Humane Society or Church of Christ, Fairview Heights, IL.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.
Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL, with Joe Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
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