Naomi M. Hermes, 80, Big Lake

Naomi M. (Kroska) Hermes, 80, of Big Lake, Minn., died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 11 a.m. Visitation was held Monday, July 30,  4-7 p.m., at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Monticello. Further visitation was held one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Private family interment was held at St. Henry’s Cemetery.
An Irish gathering of family and friends followed the service at the Monticello American Legion.
Naomi was born Dec. 24, 1931, the daughter of Donald and Olive (Morris) Kroska in St. Paul, Minn.
Naomi married Ralph A. Hermes and they were blessed with five children. She was involved with the American Legion Auxiliary and was a volunteer with Christ Child and Meals on Wheels.
She is survived by her husband;  daughters, Denise (Bruce) Medlock, Sheila (Ken) Snodgrass, Joanne (Steve) Stone and Mary (Pat) Simondet, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and brother Jerry (Jackie) Kroska.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son David Anthony Hermes.
Casket bearers were Andrew Medlock, Diana Medlock, Joshua Stone, Phillip Simondet, Jacob Simondet, Nicholas Simondet, Eric Stone, Vanessa Stone, Matthew Snodgrass, Greg Snodgrass and Nathan Snodgrass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Franciscian Retreat House, Prior Lake, Minn.
The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael/Albertville assisted the family with arrangements.

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