Don O. Herman was born in Sheboygan WI to Hermina and Melvin Herman on April 7, 1928. He grew up in Sheboygan, attending public school there. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S. Macon during WWII. Upon completion of his tour of duty, he entered the LCMS Seminary in Springfield Illinois to study for the ministry. His first call was to First Lutheran Church in Placerville, CA, where he was ordained and installed on August 14, 1955. He spent his entire ministry at First Lutheran. He retired in 1993 and moved to El Dorado Hills where he faithfully attended Light of the Hills Lutheran Church in Cameron Park. Pastor Herman served in many capacities in the California-Nevada-Hawaii District; Secretary to the Sierra-Nevada Pastoral Conference; Pastoral Counselor-Lutheran Women's Missionary League, Circuit Counselor for Circuit 19, the District Board of Directors, and was Pastoral Representative to the three Syndoical Conventions. Pastor Herman was preceded in death by wives Elizabeth Rae Debraal (1950-1971) and Anita Parsons Hirst (1975-1987). He is survived by one sister, Corinne of Kansas City and his children David (Suzie) of Camino, Lisa (Erik) Brown of Carmichael and Nancy Smith of Dallas Texas. He is also survived by his wife, Beth Drawbaugh Herman and her children Sharon (Curtis) Powell of Tucson, AZ, Jeffrey (Kellie) White of Rancho Murieta and Cynthia (John) Bruce of Cameron Park and 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Pastor Herman will be missed and will not soon be forgotten by the many he served in this community throughout his ministry.