Donald Carl Hermesch

May 17, 1934February 7, 2021

Donald Carl Hermesch 86, passed away on February 7, 2021 at Aspen Place Health Campus. He was born May 17, 1934 to Robert Sr. and Kathryn (Nieman) Hermesch and grew up in Millhousen. Don was a member of St. Mary’s Church. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge. He married Imogene (Jeanie) Becker on February 11, 1956 in Batesville, Indiana. She preceded him in death on December 16, 2020. He worked as a brick mason almost all of his life into his early seventies. Don was an IU fan and enjoyed listening to the Cincinnati Reds. Don loved talking to people and telling jokes and making people laugh. He especially enjoyed having family over on Sunday for a cookout and swimming with the grandchildren. Don looked forward to going to dances at the Eagles in Batesville and Greensburg and also went to the American Legion in St. Leon as well as many other dance venues. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Some of his favorite card games were Solo, Five Hundred and Euchre. He also enjoyed taking care of his 1950 John Deere B tractor. Don spent many hours in his garage talking with family, friends and neighbors when they would stop by to visit. He is survived by one son Gerald (Diana) Hermesch and two daughters, Donna (Jeff) Hay, and Shari (Paul) Scheidler, all of Greensburg. He is survived by three brothers Ralph Hermesch, Walter Hermesch and Robert Hermesch Jr. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Melinda (Scott) Werner, Noblesville, Chris (Danielle) Hermesch, Greensburg, Julie (David) Jackson, Noblesville, Laura (Jason) Glenn, Greenfield, Scott Wenning, Indianapolis, Bradley Scheidler, Greensburg and Kaitlynn (Ben) Meadows, Greensburg. He also has eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one sister, Marita Hermesch. There will be a private Mass for the family at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. The service will also be available on the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home Facebook Page. In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask any donations be made to St. Mary’s Church or to St. Mary’s School. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


  • Robert Hermesch Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Kathryn (Nieman) Hermesch, Mother (deceased)
  • Imogene (Jeanie) Becker Hermesch, Wife (deceased)
  • Gerald (Diana) Hermesch, Son
  • Donna (Jeff) Hay, Daughter
  • Shari (Paul) Scheidler, Daughter
  • Ralph Hermesch, Brother
  • Walter Hermesch, Brother
  • Robert Hermesch Jr., Brother
  • Marita Hermesch, Sister (deceased)
  • Melinda (Scott) Werner, Grandchild
  • Chris (Danielle) Hermesch, Grandchild
  • Julie (David) Jackson, Grandchild
  • Laura (Jason) Glenn, Grandchild
  • Scott Wenning, Grandchild
  • Bradley Scheidler, Grandchild
  • Kaitlynn (Ben) Meadows, Grandchild
  • Donald is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

  • Chris Hermesch
  • Scott Wenning
  • Bradley Scheidler
  • Scott Werner
  • Jason Glenn
  • Ben Meadows

  • St. Mary's Catholic Church
  • St. Mary's Catholic School


  • Private Funeral Mass

    Friday, February 12, 2021


  • Burial

    Friday, February 12, 2021


Donald Carl Hermesch

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Teresa Vanderbur

February 12, 2021

My prayers to Don’s family. He was a neighbor to my dad, Lewis Hancock, in Legacy Lane at Aspen Place. I lost my dad on January 27. From what I’ve heard, Don & dad had quite the time there! There were times when I would do a window visit with dad and Don would come in dad’s room to say hello to me. I had no idea, Donna, that he was your dad.

Stephen Greiwe

February 9, 2021

Rest in peace my friend. will miss the afternoon's in the garage solving the world's problems and drinking a cold beer!

Martha Muckerheide

February 9, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. Both he and Jeannie were great friends of Ralph and me. I have known them since before Ralph and I were married and we continued to be good friends from then on. We enjoyed many a good card game, going out to eat, visiting other Catholic churches and just visiting in general. Donnie laid the brick on our home, our mailbox and the historic outhouse.

Donnie enjoyed his family, visiting, playing cards, and life in general.

My deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family. He will be missed by many. My prayers are with you always.

Mary Adam

February 9, 2021

So many wonderful memories. I especially remember celebrating our May birthdays together!
Keeping you all in close in thought and prayer.
Mary and Steve Adam