Sonny M. Herman

July 4, 1972June 6, 2018

Sonny Herman, 45, loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend to all, died June 6th, 2018. Sonny was born in Park Ridge, IL July 4th, 1972. He attended St. Tarcissus Grammar School, East Leyden High School, and graduated from Northern Illinois University where he was an active member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Sonny worked at Hussmann Refrigeration as a highly respected financial controller and friend for 22 years.

Sonny will be remembered for his kind heart, love of his children, and extraordinary sense of humor. He was very supportive and actively involved in all of his children’s hobbies and sports. He never missed a game of Football, Lacrosse, soccer, or baseball, and always could be heard cheering them on. He was an avid sports fan to many teams, but will always be remembered for his loyalty to the Chicago Cubs. Sonny loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, sporting events, and spending time with family.

Sonny leaves behind his wife Agnieszka, and three beautiful children Kayla, 15, Cameron, 13, and Gianna, 7. He is survived by his parents Clarence and Donna (Larsen) Herman; sisters Michelle (Ken Pautz) Herman, Georgia (Noah) Chapman, and brother Jim (Crystal) Herman. Well known as the “funny” uncle, he leaves behind Amber Baumgart, Theresa Gallo, Sara Beth Chapman, Kenny Pautz, & Lilianna Pautz. He was also a very special Godfather to Amber, Kenny, and Liliana.

The wake will be held on Monday June 11, 2018 by Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL from 3pm to 8pm. The funeral services will began at 10am Tuesday June 12, 2018 at the funeral home. Services will proceed to All Saints Cemetery 700 N River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016. Please join us for a luncheon to celebrate the life of Sonny immediately following the services at White Eagle 6839 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714.

We will forever remember him in our hearts.


  • Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sonny M. Herman

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Prashant Trivedi

June 18, 2018

Dear Sonny,
I had the hardest time putting words together to share my feelings on how much We loved you!! You are and always will be one of the pillars of my life and will be truly missed. Your legacy lives on with your Beautiful 3 children who smile as much as you and are kind & loving like Sonny.

You are in the hands of GOD and will be protected always.

I will always try and be grateful for everything you have been and done for me my whole life.

Love your brother
Prashant (Shawn) Trivedi

Maria Bojan

June 13, 2018

I worked with Sonny many years ago at Hussmann. He always wore a smile and was a kind soul who was well respected. He will never be truly alone as he will live in the thoughts and prayers of the people who loved and adored him. Hang on tight to the beautiful memories as no one can ever take them away from you. May the peace of God surround you and your family during such sadness as you have my deepest sympathies. I am so sorry.

George Grosvenor

June 12, 2018

Truly sorry to hear. Sonny always lightened the room when he visited Iowa. He will be truly missed. Praying for family and friends.

Yasuyo Nakamura

June 11, 2018

Sonny, we of all Panasonic members miss you so much.
I am so sorry for your loss...
It was just a month ago when I met you first when we visited Chicago in last May .
You and your loved one will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Michiyori Fujiwara

June 11, 2018

I pray for your souls from the bottom of my heart. I met Sonny in Chicago in this March and May. It was very impressive figure to seriously discuss business. We had a good meal together with members of Hussmann in Chicago. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Nancy Greiner (Hussmann Family)

June 11, 2018

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Sonny. Please accept my condolences and know my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Patty Sedgwick

June 11, 2018

Sonny is part of the Fox Valley Lacrosse and True LAX team families and I had the great pleasure of hanging out on the sidelines with him for the last couple years. My special memory of Sonny are filled with fun, laughter, excitement, and sometimes disappointment. Most important, I loved seeing him have so much joy and pride watching Cam experience the journey of being on a team! I enjoyed walking over to Sonny's little video set up to chat away, crack up, and making jokes together. He is truly going to be missed. My heart sincerely goes out to his sweet family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Frances Turner

June 10, 2018

I've worked with Sonny for many, many years now at Hussmann. He was a wonderful Boss, Mentor, Leader, Friend, and most importantly someone who always had a commitment to Supporting everyone around him that he loved and cared about. It is so important that we all (each one of us in his circle of family, friends, and Hussmann family) begin our next steps towards honoring him, being strong, supporting each other and keeping the wonderful memories close to our hearts. Forever a Friend, Fran


June 9, 2018

Oh Sonny, you are my only nephew and our parents only Grandson.. We have always been so proud of how you have become a great-father to Kayla and Camden, and husband to your wife supporting for them for ever they decided to do with their life and their mother my sister Donna, who has dedicated her life to bringing up her children, Michele and Sonny by herself giving the best of life she could ever had as a mother. Sonny ,we will surely miss you.

Love so much hope you find peace in heaven,
Auntie Annmarie and Uncle Tom

Leo Markel

June 9, 2018

I am so sadden here the news of Sonny death. I remember the very first day I interviewed him at Hussmann. He was so nervous. Simply, Sonny was "gem" of a person. He was considerate, helpful and a friend to all that knew him. I just can't believe Rich and Sonny leaving the Hussmann family at such a young ages. I am sure Rich and Sonny are enjoying their time now in Heaven. RIP my dear friend and remember you will be missed by so many and your life touched so many.