Frederick "Fred" Howell von Herrmann

August 20, 1946April 26, 2021

Mr. Frederick Howell “Fred” von Herrmann of Homewood passed away on Monday, the 26th of April, 2021. He was 74 years of age.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama on the 20th of August 1946, Fred was the son of Charles Frederick von Herrmann, Jr. and Vivian Howell von Herrmann. He earned his Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1968 and currently served as President of the Von Corporation.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents and by his son, Charles Andrew von Herrmann. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty von Herrmann; two sons, Martin von Herrmann (Andrea) and Peter von Herrmann (Amanda); two grandchildren, Julia and David von Herrmann; two brothers, Lewis von Herrmann of Florence, Alabama and Ben von Herrmann; sister, Vivian Graham; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. von Herrmann was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was active in and served as past chair of several national and international standardization committees of organizations such as the American Standards Institute, ASTM, and IEEE.

Graveside services will commence at three o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 1st of May at Ridout’s Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham, Alabama. Reverend Brian Erickson, senior pastor of Trinity UMC, will officiate. In lieu of usual remembrances, memorials honoring the life of Fred von Herrmann may be directed to an organization in which he supported and served as a Boy Scout leader, The Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America, located at 516 Liberty Parkway, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35242 or to the Music Program at Trinity United Methodist Church located at 1400 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, Alabama 35209. Services are under the direction of Ridout’s Valley Chapel (205-879-3401) in Homewood.


  • Graveside Services

    Saturday, May 1, 2021


Frederick "Fred" Howell von Herrmann

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