“Just about perfect; how are you?”
Patrick Nelson Herriman, age 88, of Plymouth passed away on November 13, 2019.
Pat was born on December 23, 1930 in Detroit to Wayne Charles and Marion (nee Sakara) Herriman. He is the beloved and devoted husband of Bette (nee Ellis) O’Hara Berardi Herriman and the late M. Ilene (nee Powers) Herriman; the loving father of five sons and the loving father-in-law of three daughters-in-law – Douglas (Pamela) Herriman, David (Christine) Herriman, Daniel (Mary Ann Prchlik) Herriman, Michael Herriman and Donald Herriman. He is the proud and loving grandfather of Douglas (Elizabeth) Herriman, Dawn (Nicholas) Hurley, Dale Herriman, Jane Herriman, Nancy (Lucas Nuzzi) Herriman and Margaret Herriman; the loving great-grandfather of Chloe, Madison, Nicholas, Mackenzie, Wyn and Cal. He will be missed by his brother Jeff (Karen) Herriman and sister Kathleen (Charles) Truax, Ilene’s sister-in-law - Gladys (James, deceased) Powers, Ilene’s niece who was raised as a sister - Janet (Lawrence) Lanphear, many nieces and nephews and step-children - Larry (Allison) O’Hara and Linda (Jeff) Juenemann, Michael (Sue) Berardi and Cindy (Dan, deceased) Haas.
Pat enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 18 in May 1949. He served in Korea until September 1951. He was a pole lineman. Pat recalled that he learned to descend a pole very quickly.
Pat retired from General Motors where he worked as a tool and die maker. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling and woodworking and making furniture.
His last full sentence was one heard hundreds of times. When asked, “how are you?” Pat replied, in strained speech, “Just about perfect; how are you?”.
Friends may visit the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth, on Friday, November 22nd from 2:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, November 23rd at 11:00 A.M. Father Tom Belczak, from St. Kenneth Catholic Church, will preside. Lunch will immediately follow.
The family extends its gratitude to caregivers at Anthology Senior Living - Northville and Arbor Hospice.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Patrick Nelson Herriman to the Plymouth Community Council on Aging, 9955 North Haggerty Road, Plymouth, Michigan 48170.