The following obituary is provided by The John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home:
Eleanor Krohn Herrmann, 77, of Cheshire, wife of Lawrence Herrmann, died on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at home after a prolonged illness.
She was born in New York City on February 1, 1935 the daughter of the late Martin and Ellen (Polson) Krohn. She had resided in Cheshire since 1977 and had graduated from Adelphi University, University of Colorado Graduate School, Teachers College Columbia University.
Herrmann was employed by The University of Connecticut, retiring as Professor Emerita School of Nursing. She was a member of the following: Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, past president of the American Association for the History of Nursing, Cheshire Historical Society, Women’s Auxiliary, Silver City Detachment Marine Corps League, and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her sister, Dr. Kristina Krohn Olzon of Sweden, her brother, Dr. Frank Krohn and his wife Carole of Springfield, Vermont and Sarasota; five nephews, Dr. Brad Krohn, Jeff Krohn, and Frank W. Krohn of Florida, and Dr. Jonathan Gates and Sander Gates of Rhode Island, and her rescue lab Phoebe.
Family and friends may call at The John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden, on Saturday, August 11th from 10:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00p.m. with her husband Lawrence officiating. Burial will be August 13th at 1:00 p.m. in Elmwood Cemetery in Great Barrington, MA.
In late Fall, a memorial tribute service will be held at the University of Connecticut Chapel in Storrs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Eleanor Krohn Herrmann Reading Room UConn School of Nursing, c/o UConn Foundation, 2390 Alumni Drive, Storrs. CT 06269 or Eleanor Krohn Herrmann Keynote Speakers Fund, c/o American Association for the History of Nursing, 10200 West 44th Ave, Suite 304, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.