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Obituary for Herman L. White

Herman L. White, 95, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018, in the Garden Court of Manor Court of Carbondale.

Herman was born on December 23, 1922, in Jackson County, Illinois, to Dennis White and Ora (Pearce) White.

He worked for the Illinois Utilities in Murphysboro as a service manager and then went to work in 1965 at Midwestern Gas Company in Sparta as the Propane Manager and retired in 1985. He was a former member of the Illinois Gas Association.

Mr. White was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Murphysboro. Herman married Mereda Drueke on September 5, 1944, in St. Andrew Church in Murphysboro, and she preceded him in death on April 15, 2016.
They almost shared seventy-two years of marriage together.

He was a dear father to Rita Ripley and father-in-law to Lawrence Ripley of Murphysboro; beloved grandfather to Cindy Meyer and grandfather-in-law to Lee Meyer of Millstadt, and great grandfather to Kyle Lockhart Meyer of Millstadt and Aaron Meyer at MO State University in Springfield, MO;

numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Lowell White, Ernest White, Ralph White, and John White; one sister Lola Mae Wisely; and his parents.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Gary Gummersheimer officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Church or St. Andrew School. For more information, please visit

The family of Herman White would like to express their deep appreciation and gratitude to the staff and administration of Liberty Village, Manor Court and Garden Court. The compassion and kindness given to Herman and his family during this difficult time were greatly appreciated.

Thank you to the nurses and caretakers at Garden Court for providing such wonderful comfort and care. A special note of gratitude is extended to Nurse Christina, who helped to create a place Herman called home.