Herman L. Altman

herman altman

August 5, 1925 ~ March 20, 2015

Herman L. Altman, 89, of Taylorville passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015 at his home.

He was born on August 5, 1925 at Greensburg, Kentucky the son of Henry L. and Clara (Gupton) Altman. Herman married Norma E. South on February 1, 1974 at Alton, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bernard Altman.

Herman was President and CEO of Taylorville Savings and Loan, retiring after many years of service. He was a former fireman with the Taylorville Fire Department, served as Christian County Treasurer and was a former Christian County Board Member. He was an insurance agent, realtor with Craggs Realty and office manager for Siegrist Builders, retiring on July 31, 2014. He was a lifetime member and past commander of Taylorville V.F.W. Post 4495, charter member of Kiwanis International and American Legion Post 73. He served as Grand Marshall of the 2013 Taylorville July 4th Parade and was proud to attend an Honor Flight in 2012. Herman enjoyed playing golf and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball and Fighting Illini fan. He was a 1943 graduate of Taylorville High School, a past member of the Christian County Honor Guard and a veteran of the Army/Air Force.

Survivors include: His wife, Norma E. Altman of Taylorville, IL; Daughter, Susan Cosio of Denton, TX; Sons, Herman Lee (wife, Ann) Altman Jr. and James John (wife, Rita) Altman both of Taylorville, IL; 5 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; Sister, Laverne (husband, Rudolph) Melzer of Champaign, IL; Brothers, William (wife, Mona) Altman of Decatur, IL and Charles (wife, Judy) Altman of Lincoln, IL; Several nieces and nephews and special friends the Friday nighters.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville with Rev. Michael Evanchak, Rev. Becky Lembke and Sister Rose McKeowan officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from Noon until time of service at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial with military honors will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials: Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, Taylorville VFW Post 4495 or Kiwanis International Coats for Kids.

Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.

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