Herman was born at Ransom on Jan. 17, 1932, the son of John and Frances Weber Honas. He graduated from Pittsburg State University.
He was united in marriage to Flo Dinkel on June 20, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellis.
Herman worked at Montgomery Ward in Chanute for 16 years. After that he started his own business, Chanute T.V. and bus station for 40 years. He was also a handyman who could repair anything.
He loved gardening and coaching baseball. Herman was the coach of The Chanute Oilers who won the 1978 Senior Babe Ruth State Championship. He and his three brothers had a country/western band named The Over The Hill Band.
Herman was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, American Legion, V.F.W., and Knights of Columbus.
Herman is survived by his wife, Flo Honas, of the home; two sons, Norman Honas and wife Kristi, Clive, Iowa, and Darrell Honas and wife, Linda, Humboldt; one daughter-in-law, Linda Honas, Cherry Hill, N.J.; four grandchildren, Josh Honas and Andrew Honas, Humboldt, Ronald Dean Honas Kurt Michael Honas, Cherry Hill, N.J.; three brothers, Ralph Honas, Ellis, Norbert Honas, Ellis, and John Honas, Council Grove; and four sisters, Mary Wiesner, Billings, Mont., Marcella Wiesner, Billings, Mont., Stella Schoenberger, Aurora, Colo., and Laurene Honas, St. Mary’s, Ga.
He was preceded in death by one son R. Dean Honas on Dec. 9, 1999; his parents; and one sister, Katie Gnad.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 8 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chanute. Burial will follow in the Fort Scott National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
A rosary will be recited this evening at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Family will receive friends from 6. to 7 p.m. at the church.
Memorials in his name may be made to St. Patrick’s School and may be left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com