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Della Hermsmeyer

| January 13, 2005 11:00 PM

Della Mae Hermsmeyer, 82, died on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at her home in Libby.

She was born on April 30, 1922, at Rantoul, Ill., to William and Dorothy Brooks Reynolds.

She married Robert Lowery in 1939 and they were later divorced. Her marriage to Joseph Marek in 1953 also ended in divorce.

In 1956, Della married Richard Hermsmeyer.

They lived at Grantsdale before moving to Deer Lodge in 1959 and, after they retired, to Libby in 1980.

A gifted arts and crafter, Della at one time operated a craft store in Deer Lodge.

She loved animals, especially birds, and was active in the local bird society.

Della was preceded in death by a brother and her husband Richard Hermsmeyer.

Survivors include daughters Roberta Kaffenberger, Roundup, and Delene Morgan, Manchester, N.H.; son Walter Lee Marek, Deer Lodge, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private family services are being held.

Donations may be made to organizations of the donorĀ¹s choice.

Arrangements are under direction of the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.