Irene Herman

Obituary of Irene Mary Herman

Irene M. (Steinman) Herman passed away at age 90 on Sunday, December 19, 2021.


Irene was born in Valley City, North Dakota on May 26, 1931.  Her family moved to Carrington, North Dakota when she was 2 years old.  After graduating from high school, Irene attended Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse. She married her high school sweetheart Gene Herman on Thanksgiving Day, 1952.  In 1953, they moved to Renton, Washington where they raised their family.  During those years she worked at Renton Hospital and Valley Medical Center in the Emergency Room.


Irene and Gene hosted annual family vacations at Ocean Shores, Washington and Sunriver, Oregon with their children and grandchildren.  After retirement they enjoyed golf, traveling to Europe and Asia and living the “snowbird” lifestyle with homes in Maple Valley, Washington and Chandler, Arizona. 


Irene is survived by her two brothers, Ernie Steinman (Alice) of Fargo, ND and Vernon Steinman (Maria) of Carlsbad, Ca., four children, Steve Herman (Sheila), Mary Stohr (Scott), Laura Seeger (Shawn) and Timothy Herman (Barbara Ann), 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Catholic Church (503 3rd St SW, Puyallup, WA) on Thursday, January 6th at 10:30.  Viewing half hour prior to the service at the church. The service will be livestreamed -   A graveside service will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery (18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA) January 6th at 12:30.


In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Irene’s honor. 

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