Reda Laura Yeries Herman, 98, of Swisher, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Services were held May 7 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in Anderson Cemetery near Swisher.
Reda was born Aug. 25, 1913, to William M. and Laura Fay (Pirkl) Yeries on a farm at Sugar Bottom. She was a graduate of Shueyville High School. Reda married Joseph Dan Herman on Aug. 22, 1932, at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids. She was employed by Colonial Bakery and later by Peter Pan Bakery. She and her husband were hired hands for several farmers in the Fairfax and Swisher areas.
Reda is survived by an uncle, Leo Yeries of Cedar Rapids and an aunt, Mrs. Lawrence (Lottie) Yeries of Hills.
Memorials may be directed to the Jefferson-Monroe Fire Department, Swisher, or the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, 315 18th Ave., Hiawatha, IA 52233.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.