Howard L. “Lee” Hermanson, 65 years of age and a longtime Hoquiam area resident, died on Friday, June 20, 2008 in an Olympia area care center. He was born on September 25, 1942 in Aberdeen to Howard B. and Marian (Mann) Hermanson.
He was raised in Hoquiam and then Aberdeen where he graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1960.
The family moved to Oregon where he worked in a plywood mill for a few years. In the mid 1960’s he served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. He lived in Springfield, Oregon before returning to the Hoquiam area. He worked at Evans Products from 1970 to 1986, then as a watchman for Boise Cascade and later as a salesman at the statuary located East of the Aberdeen bluff. He had done volunteer work at the youth recycling center in Aberdeen, was a member of the IWA, Local 3-2 and the Henry L. Robb, V.F.W. Post #1135 in Hoquiam.
He was people orientated, as helping others way his way of life. He enjoyed meeting people and making new friends. He was an avid reader, enjoyed T. S. Elliott and had one day wished to write his own novel.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Hoquiam V.F.W. Social Hall, 407 – 7th St., Hoquiam.
A private urn committal will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.
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