Donald E. Herrmann
Donald E. Herrmann, 84, Madison, a former town of Hull supervisor and Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) official, died unexpectedly at his home Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.
A memorial service will be held at 7p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Cress Funeral Home in Madison.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5p.m. Wednesday until the service.
Donations were requested to the Hale Quandt Memorial
Scholarship Fund, online atgive.uwsp.edu/give-nowor by mail to 2100 Main St.,
Suite 134, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
Condolences may be offered online at www.CressFuneralService.com.
Mr. Herrmann was born July 19,
late William and Antonia Herrmann. When he was 13, his family moved from
Chicago to Minocqua, where he lived until he graduated from high school.
He was married to Jean Robertson June 10, 1953. She died Dec.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens
Point (UWSP), he taught math at Oconto High School where he also coached
football and wrestling. He then moved to Madison to attend graduate school,
where he taught on the University of Wisconsin physical education faculty and
served as executive secretary of the American College of Sports Medicine.
During this time, he also worked as a referee for football and wrestling,
including Wisconsin state tournaments, Big Ten and the NCAA National Wrestling
In 1973,he became assistant director at the WIAA in Stevens
Point, where he worked until retirement. After retirement, he moved back to Madison
and remained active in a variety of civic organizations.
He was a multi-sport athlete in high school and college and
a coach, referee and athletic administrator. He was inducted into the George
Martin Wrestling Hall of Fame, the UWSP Athletic Hall of Fame, the Wisconsin
Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers
Association Hall of Fame.He also received a Lifetime Service Award from the
National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Survivors include three children, Scott (Mary) Herrmann,
Sherri (Len) Pilon and Susan (Scott) Mindock; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and