William P. Hermes, 86, died June 7, 2017.

Bill was a florist in the family business for many years, followed by 22 years at the Minnesota State Fair as greenhouse superintendent, before retiring in 1994.

He was preceded in death by his son Steven; parents, Ewald and Agnes Hermes; and siblings EJ Hermes, Charlotte Ciresi and Margaret Langlois. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rita; son Mark (Elizabeth); and daughters, Susan (Paul) Quam, Mary (Bill) Parnell, Anne (Dan) Burt and Julie (Chris) Steiner; sister Audrey Babinski; 23 grandchildren; and 10 greatgrandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 12 at Church of the Holy Childhood in Como Park, with interment at Calvary Cemetery.

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