In 1960 Eva and Virgil opened Liermann’s Standard Service in Waco. They continued to own and operate the business until their retirement in 1995. He joined the Waco Volunteer Fire Department in 1949 at the age of 18. In 1964 he was elected to serve as the Waco Fire Chief and served in this position for 32 years, until his retirement in 1996. He was active in his community serving on the Waco Village Board of Trustees, Waco Planning Commission, Tree Advisory Board, Board of Adjustments, York County Crime Stoppers, Waco Cemetery Board, Peace Lutheran Church as an Elder and Trustee and was a 50-year member of the Utica American Legion Post #49. He loved to take his family on their yearly vacation to Minnesota.
Left to cherish his memory is one daughter Cheryl (Chris) Kraft, his sons, Douglas Liermann and special friend Karen Stuhr, and James (Deanna) Liermann, all of Waco. Grandchildren Chelsea (Brent) Enninga of York, Ashley (Justin) Waldron of Colorado Springs, CO, Keshia (Rob) Norris of Lincoln, NE, and Brooke (Eric) Fisher of Inverness FL, Cody (Jonny) Matula and Cole Dickes of Des Moines, IA, and Shelby (Reece) Pedersen of Goehner, NE. Ten Great-Grandchildren, Avery Enninga, Isabelle, Evangeline and Rosalind Crouch, Stella Norris, Amelia, Beatrice and Theodore Waldron, Maverick Pedersen and baby boy Fisher, his brother, Delner Liermann and sisters Bernadine (Myron) Gocke and Geraldine (Merle) Naber, as well as many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, sisters and brothers-in-law Ileen (Dean) Swett and Carlene (Jim) Svoboda and sister-in-law Agnes Liermann.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 24, 2023 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Waco with the Reverend Charles Ramsey officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Waco Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m., Thursday the 23rd at Metz Mortuary in York. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service on Friday. A luncheon will follow immediately after the church service and burial. Memorials may be directed to the Waco Volunteer Fire Department, York General Hearthstone or Tabitha.