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Hunting accident victim named

By The Mercury

The victim of a hunting accident Saturday morning in Onaga has been identified as a 15-year-old from Onaga.

Mitchell A. “Gus” Hermreck died at the Community Hospital in Onaga following the accidental shooting, which occurred early that morning.

The incident took place off Firefly Road near Havensville.

The victim was born Oct. 14, 1996, in Manhattan, and was the son of Dennis and Ann McNally Hermreck.

He was a freshman at Onaga High School where he was a member of the Future Famers of America, participated in basketball and football, sang in the choir, and was on the honor roll. He also played summer baseball and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Onaga.

Survivors include his parents, Dennis and Ann Hermreck, Onaga; two sisters, Shelby Hermreck, Emporia, and Raegan Hermreck, of the home, and grandmothers, Verlene McNally, Onaga, and Twila Hermreck, Garnett.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in the Coal Creek Community, north of Onaga.

Visitors may call from 9 a.m. Monday until 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga. Calls may also be made after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the church, where a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m., followed by visitation.

Memorials are suggested to the Mitchell Hermreck Memorial Fund, to be designated later, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 312, Onaga 66521.

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