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Herman J. Midecke
January 28, 1930 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Herman Midecke passed away peacefully on February 1, 2024. He was born in Buffalo, NY on January 28, 1930 to the late Hans and Mary (Gleam) Midecke.
Herman, a lifelong resident of Akron, New York, found his calling in the family business, Akron Poultry Farms, which he nurtured from the tender age of 18. His keen business acumen and hard work ethic led to the successful introduction of home delivery services in the city of Buffalo and surrounding communities until he retired in 1986. He maintained an investment hobby since retiring, forever leaving his imprint on the family legacy. Herman served on the board of the Akron Savings & Loan, and as treasurer for the Octagon House restoration committee. Herman was not just a farmer but a cultivator of relationships. He loved his work & the many diverse families he served. Later in life, he enjoyed afternoons on the porch especially when family & friends dropped by.
His love for family was as deep and unwavering as his love for the earth. His marriage to his late wife, Hilda, on November 30, 1952, yielded their two children, Mark Midecke and Mindy (Mickey) Hall. He was a proud grandfather to Christopher (Jacquie), Steven (Kandis), Gerald (Briana), and Holly Anna, and a great-grandfather to Christopher, Joey, Matthew, Brooklyn, Giana & Malory. He was a beloved brother to Betty Jane (Don) Nettles, and a cherished uncle to his nieces and nephews. Herman was also fortunate to have the companionship of his long-time love, Kathryn Johannes, as well as many cousins and great friends including the Kumpf family, Sue Brown, and Ned Sebian.
Herman, a stalwart of the farming community, was known for his faith in John Deere tractors. Plowing, dragging, mowing up into his 90's, a testament to his love for the land and the machines that tilled it. Herman was a humble man, a dedicated farmer, an astute businessman, a gregarious soul who loved to play as hard as he worked, and above all, a family man. His memory will continue to nourish the hearts of those he has left behind, just as his hard work nourished the land he so loved.
Relatives and friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC. where a Funeral Service will follow at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Beechwood: https://beechwoodcare.ejoinme.org/MyPages/DonationPage/tabid/47201/Default.aspx. In memory of Herman, we kindly ask that you share your cherished memories and photos on his memorial page.