Tammy Lee Hercha-Brown
Tammy Lee Hercha-Brown of Cherokee, age 54, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family and friends. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee and burial will take place at a later date. Visitation at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 4 -7 p.m., with the family present during that time. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Tammy was born on August 24, 1962 in Lawrence, Kansas, to John and Rose (Burkhart) Hercha. Her father was in the Navy, so the family moved around a lot, which was exciting and fun for her. She graduated from high school in Eudora, Kansas and from Patricia Stevens School of Fashion and Design in Omaha, Nebraska.
Tammy married Michael Brown on March 4, 1984 in Cherokee, Iowa. The couple had one daughter, Katrina Marie Hercha-Brown. Katrina married a great son-in-law, Joshua Harman, and they had three children: Trey, Jordan, and Kianna.
Tammy worked in management for So-Fro Fabrics, Godfather’s Pizza, the Ford Dealership, La Grande Hacienda- Best Western, Valley Glass, and other jobs.
She always enjoyed visiting with people, reading, amusement parks and rides, camping with family and friends, and loved her dogs.
Tammy was preceded in death by her mother, Rose Marie Hercha; her brother, William Rickabaugh; her grandfather, George E. Hercha; and her grandparents, Arlene and Dean Avery.
She is survived by her husband, Michael; her father, John Hercha and Deborah of Kansas; her daughter, Katrina Harman and her husband, Joshua Harman, and the grandchildren: Trey, Jordan, and Kianna, all of Cherokee; three sisters: Ginger Burke and Tom of Missouri, Jeaneen Holt and Charles, and children Isaac and Alexis of Kansas and Janet McGinnis and Jacob of Colorado; one brother, Richard Hercha and Laura, and children Caroline, Jose, and Anna Gabriela of Colorado; and many family members and friends from “33 years in the same state, minus exploring with my gypsy blood, just like Mama.”
In lieu of flowers, Tammy’s wishes and those of her family are to have donations made to the Cherokee School System, because that is where her grandchildren attend school. Please make checks payable to: Cherokee Education Foundation and in the memo area write “In Memory of Tammy L. Hercha-Brown.”