Brett Hermann

  • Born: September 16, 1968
  • Died: January 1, 2020
  • Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Tel. (270) 683-1505

Tribute & Message From The Family

Brett Hermann, 51, of Owensboro, passed away January 1, 2020 at the Heartford House while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky from complications of lung cancer, which spread to his brain and kidney. He was born September 16, 1968 in Owensboro, to the late James Earl Hermann (1986) and Sharon Tuttle Hermann (2004). Brett graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1986.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Tracy Hermann (2016).

Brett is survived by his sister, Christina Smith of Escondido, CA; and a brother, Jonathan Hermann of Chapel

Hill, NC; his nephews, Jarrett and Dash, and nieces, Roxanne and Zaine.

A longtime resident on East 27th Street, his home was frequently filled with good friends and great music -- often from the guitar he plucked with incredible skill. He fine-tuned his musical gift as a long-haired teen in the heavy metal band Dirt Cheap, which blitzed the local scene for years in the late 80's. His love for creating music (and his long hair) followed him throughout his life.

He tried his hand at several professions before becoming an accomplished electrician. A hard worker through and through, Brett retired as a respected member of IBEW Local Union 1701 with 29 years of service, where he was well-known as a true brother who could be trusted to do an admirable job. Even though he never had kids of his own, he was quick to care for and support the children of his friends. It was said by many that he "loved our kids as his own" — the sure sign of a caring heart capable of loving all people and animals. He was a gifted artist in multiple mediums…….creative, imaginative and inventive --- he was our true MacGyver. Quick-witted, loyal, charitable and honest to a fault; always ready to laugh, play a game and keep the party going — he was Hermann.

The memorial visitation time for Brett Hermann will be Monday from 12pm till 3pm, with a time of prayer, music and sharing from 3pm till 4pm at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Heartford House c/o Hospice of Western Kentucky and the American Cancer Society.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Thoughts and prayers to this family. He was a good friend.

Posted by Jan Vance - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 07, 2020

Brett rest in Peace my IBEW brother

Posted by Bobby Ray Self - Owensboro - Coworker   January 05, 2020


Rest In Peace Brother, you will be greatly missed.

Posted by Brian Willett - EVANSVILLE, IN - Friend   January 05, 2020

Brett was so sweet, kind, and caring. Loved his infectious smile and he always had loving words for me when our paths met. He will be missed.

Posted by Tabitha Ramos - Lou, KY - Family   January 05, 2020

Sorry to hear the bad news, wish I could of been there, stuck in AZ. He was a great friend!

Posted by Daniel Kellogg - Phoenix, AZ - Friend   January 05, 2020

I met Brett when he lived in Masonville. I believe that is where Dirt Cheap came to life. Every night was band practice and we all had some good times. Brett always had a smile and was fun loving and kind. Loved to play games, cards, music and hang out with friends. If you knew his best friend Ted, can you only imagine what that reunion in Heaven was like? Brett will he missed. Prayers for all his family and friends.

Posted by Kara Leibfreid - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 04, 2020

I always did want to meet up and share our stories. I saw him only once after HS Graduation. He had a good spirit!

Posted by eric weber - CLARKSVILLE, TN - Classmate   January 04, 2020

Man it had been some years but we had some good times back in the day the world lost a good one fly high

Posted by Brad Scott - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 04, 2020

So sorry to hear of Brett's passing, he was such a sweet person. My condolences to all his friends and family.

Posted by Tracy King - Lexington - Friend   January 04, 2020

So sorry to hear of Brett's passing, he was such a sweet person. My condolences to all his friends and family.

Posted by Tracy King - Lexington - Friend   January 04, 2020

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