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Wilma Martha Barbara (Vogel) Kellerman

Wilma Kellerman

Born - Tuesday, October 27, 1908

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Baptized -1908 - Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Residence -1930 - Mound Township, Phillips County, Kansas

Married - Sunday, September 27,1931

Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Died - Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Buried - Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas



Husband - Herman George Kellerman

Born - Friday, September 20, 1907

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Baptized - Sunday, November 17, 1907

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Died - Monday, February 15, 1988

Long Term Care Unit,  Phillips County Hospital

Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas

Father - John Michael Kellerman

Born -1854 - Germany

Mother - Kathryn (Hock) Kellerman

Born -1873 - Germany



Herman Kellerman


Herman Georg Kellerman son of Johann and Katharine Hock Kellerman, was born in Stuttgart on October 20, 1907, and departed this life at the Long Term Care Unit of the Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg on Monday, February 15, 1988 at the age of 80.

Herman was baptized into the Christian faith on November 17, 1907, and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith on June 11, 1922, both at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Stuttgart. He was a lifelong member of the church.

Herman grew to manhood and attended school in Stuttgart. He also attended the Hebron Academy, Hebron, Nebraska. He began working in the grocery store along with his sister, Minnie, at the age of nine and worked for the Farmers Union store for a time. He then worked in partnership with George Miller and finally in business with his wife and family at Kellerman Store in Stuttgart. He retired from the store and sold it in 1981.

 On September 27, 1931, Herman was united in marriage with Wilma Vogel at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Stuttgart. To this union two sons, James and Willis, were born. Herman and Wilma lived in Stuttgart following their marriage and not long afterward moved into the parental Kellerman home where they resided until ill health forced Herman to become a resident of the Evergreen Manor and finally of the Phillips County Hospital Long Term Care Unit. Herman's two main interests were the store and his family and he maintained a life-long interest in baseball and sports.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Wilma of the home in Stuttgart; his two sons, Jim Kellerman and wife, Phyllis of Hays, and Willis Kellerman and wife, Mary of Phillipsburg; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie Fickes and Okanogan, Washington, and Hilda Kellerman of Phillipsburg; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Kellerman of Omaha, Nebraska, and Alwina Kellerman of Stuttgart; two brothers-in-law, Alvin Vogel and wife Martha of Stuttgart, and Vernon Vogel and wife Lena of Phillipsburg; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

The service in memory of Herman G. Kellerman was held at 2 p. m. in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Stuttgart on Wednesday, February 17 with the Rev. Duane Levin officiating. Hymns were sung by Arliss Weinman and by the congregation with Marene Levin as the organist. 

Casket bearers were Rick, Mark, Kerry and Norman Kellerman, Eddie Thomas and Eugene Vogel. Burial was in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Stuttgart, to await the resurrection. Arrangements were handled by Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel of Phillipsburg.


We want to thank all our friends, neighbors and relatives for their thoughtful kindnesses at the recent death of our loved one. The flowers, memorial gifts, cards, calls and food brought in were all deeply appreciated. A special thank you to the women of the church for serving our dinner

the day of the funeral.

The Family of Herman Kellerman

Phillips County Review

February 25, 1988




Son - James Vernon Kellerman

Born - February 9, 1933

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Married - December 21, 1952

Wife - Phyllis (Way) Kellerman


Son - Willis William Kellerman

Born - April 5, 1939

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Married - June 26, 1960

Died - October 20, 1994

Wife - Mary (Keesee) Kellerman Heersink



Brother - Alvin Georg Heinrich Vogel

Born - February 2, 1906


Brother - Vernon Vogel

Born - August 6, 1911



Father - Lenhard Georg Wilhelm Vogel

Mother - Anna Margartha Elizabeth Katharine (Mueller) Vogel






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