Joseph James Hermanek

Joseph James Hermanek

July 1, 1956- November 11, 2023

Joseph J. Hermanek was preceded in death by parents, Joseph Hermanek and Alice Smith.

Survived by, wife, Louise; son and daughter-in-law, Zachary and Morgan Hermanek; four cherished sisters; nieces, nephews, and many other deeply loved friends and family.

In his earlier years, Joe explored the world, embarking on hunting and fishing adventures to Africa, Mexico, and Canada. He spent countless hours hunting in O’Neill, where he found solace in nature while building memories with his friends and family. Joe was a talented and hard working home-builder and carpenter, and his craftsmanship can be seen throughout homes in the community. His sense of humor, work ethic, and love for nature has forever left their mark on the hearts of his family and friends.

A visitation will be held at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuary on Sunday, November 19 at 2:00pm, with a vigil service to follow at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations will be directed by the family in Joe’s honor.



  • STEPHEN A HERMANEK Posted November 14, 2023 4:46 pm

    My sincere condolences to my family and cousins. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Doug Brandt Posted November 14, 2023 5:15 pm

    I am so sorry for you loss.

  • Barb & Ray Herek Posted November 14, 2023 7:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss. We thought a lot of Joe and will miss his h winning smile and humor.

  • B Jones Posted November 14, 2023 9:37 pm

    ☹️ not right.

  • dennis kreifels Posted November 15, 2023 7:19 am

    I have worked with Joe for eight years at Lauritsen Gardens and we always talked hunting and who could shoot the biggest deer. We shared an office together and we got to know each other pretty well. Joe will be missed very much. I want to say that I am very sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. Dennis Kreifels

  • Chris s Posted November 15, 2023 1:09 pm

    Joe was one heck of a boss and one heck of a teacher to learn from, Joe will always be cherished and never forgotten, for the things he built around town and the things that he built in the gardens he always made everything around him beautiful rest easy boss.

  • Rob and Brenda Larsen Posted November 15, 2023 3:22 pm

    What a great person Joe was….it was blessing to know him thru my brother-in-law. I was able to also experience his skills as he did a awesome job finishing my basement. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Patti Hermanek Devaney Posted November 15, 2023 3:45 pm

    Joe you are and were my absolute favorite brother! I love you and miss you❤️😇

  • Tom Novak Posted November 15, 2023 5:04 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about Joe passing… Louise Zach and family please know Thoughts and prayers to you! Joe will be missed!!!

  • Susan Jones Posted November 16, 2023 5:43 am

    My condolences to the family

  • Kathleen A Nanfito Posted November 16, 2023 8:16 am

    Chris ,Karen/Family I am so Deeply Sorry to hear about Joe !! Sending My Deepest Condolences Thoughts n Prayers !!!
    Love ❤️ Kathleen Nanfito

  • Dale Johnson Posted November 16, 2023 9:17 am

    I am sorry to hear about Joe. I remember getting up early on Saturday and Sunday to deliver news papers with him. It’s been years since I’ve seen Joe, but I still remember. Lots of great time in that neighborhood. Joe was a big part of it. Sorry for everyone’s loss. God rest your soul Joe. Hunting season in heaven never ends.

  • Peter Carroll Posted November 17, 2023 6:25 am

    Wishing the family all the best in this hurtful time. Keep all the good memories alive and he will never leave you….

  • Joe Calabria and Family Posted November 17, 2023 11:09 am

    We cannot express our heart felt condolences enough. We love and miss everyone.

  • Doug and Cheryl Posted November 17, 2023 2:56 pm

    We are so sad and sorry for the passing Joe. I couldn’t believe it when I got the text. When I told Doug he was in shock. Glad I have so many memories from school to family. He ws a good person. RIP Joe, you are now an angel in Heaven

  • Shane Swope Posted November 17, 2023 3:29 pm

    Although I never met Joe or son Zach, I have worked with Joe’s nephew Alex for 10+ years and have heard countless stories of the positive impact Joe had on Alex and Zach in their early life with construction and home building all the way to recent times with great stories of hunting, fishing, and construction remodel projects. I am very sorry for your loss. Joe was a very positive light in this life and his spirit will live on in the stories/memories of family and friends for several lifetimes.

  • Cora Thelen Posted November 17, 2023 4:52 pm

    All of us in the Hillsborough Villas community, extend our love & sympathy to Joe’s family, extended family, loved ones & friends. We thank you for making our homes beautiful when you were a part of the Apollo Homes construction team with Terry Ficenec back in the early 2000s. Your sister Patti Devaney, has been our HOA manager since too and is so appreciated and loved. May you rest in the Lord’s eternal peace Joe+ and your family be comforted. From all of us on the Hillsborough Villas Board & homeowners.

  • Julie Krejci Posted November 18, 2023 10:11 pm

    Louise, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. God bless you and your family.

  • Joseph Wolverton Posted November 19, 2023 9:53 am

    I feel as if a small part of me has just passed. Joe was an integral part of my teenage years, a positive influence in every way imaginable and always good for a laugh. He was a hard working man, tough as nails on the exterior but kind, considerate and compassionate on the interior. I always looked up to him as a mentor and a role model. Joe, heaven just became a little bit brighter with your presence, Thank you for all the great memories!

  • Jamie & Gary Partusch Posted November 19, 2023 10:06 am

    Louise, We are so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. He was a super nice guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Zach at this difficult time.

  • Dan, Julie and Jeff Shoop Posted November 19, 2023 12:39 pm

    Louise, Zach and Morgan, Our prayers for comfort and healing in the loss of Joe.

  • Roosevelt’ Nicholson Posted November 19, 2023 12:44 pm

    So sorry 😞 Louise and Zach, praying for you guys. LPKF Forever…🌹

  • Melvin Anderson Posted November 19, 2023 2:31 pm

    My deepest condolences to Louise and family. This past week at Lauritzen Gardens putting in the Christmas Display has really been difficult with no Joe there. As a volunteer in the Model Train Garden Joe was always there to help us, be it giving us a ride, helping rebuild tracks or whatever. Joe was always ready and willing to help any of us. Over the past 15 years he has become a great friend. Rest in peace dear friend .

  • Melvin Anderson Posted November 19, 2023 2:32 pm

    This past week at Lauritzen Gardens putting in the Christmas Display has really been difficult with no Joe there. As a volunteer in the Model Train Garden Joe was always there to help us, be it giving us a ride, helping rebuild tracks or whatever. Joe was always ready and willing to help any of us. Over the past 15 years he has become a great friend. My deepest condolences to Louise and Family. Rest in peace dear friend .

  • Paula Hawk Posted November 29, 2023 7:11 am

    My deepest condolences to Louise, Zack and all the Hermanek family. I knew Joe when he was a young adult and spent many times with him and Bill Louis. Louise, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Joey was a great person. He will be missed. Paula and Carla Hawk

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