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Herman Kabo

May 6, 1947 — January 4, 2024

West Monroe

Herman Kabo

Funeral services for Herman Kabo of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 12:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 10, 2024, in the chapel of Mulhearn’s Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA, with Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh officiating. Interment will follow at the Northeast Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery in Rayville, LA. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until time of service on Wednesday.

Herman was born May 6, 1947, in Philadelphia, PA, as the youngest of three and the only boy. He was raised in Ventnor, NJ, moved to his wife’s home state of Louisiana in 2016, and passed away January 4, 2024, in West Monroe, LA.

Herman was an amazing chef and loved to cook and share recipes with his family and friends. While living in Atlantic City, NJ, he owned and operated Herman’s Place Bar and Restaurant where he would often make his famous chili that earned him second place in the Atlantic City Chili Cooking Contest, only being beaten by a chocolate chili.

Although he grew up in New Jersey, Herman was a true Southerner at heart. He loved everything about the South, especially the people. Outside of spending time with his family, his favorite place was with his friends at the Cigar Shop, where he was gifted with and always known as “Jersey”. He could be found there almost every day along with his best little buddy, Levi, his beloved poodle.

Herman was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Vietnam War and was very proud of his service as a Crew Chief on a C-141 Aircraft. His superiors often averred that he excelled in this position as stated in a letter sent to his mother, Mollie, from his commanding officer and his military evaluations.

Herman led a very interesting and exciting life. He was a genuine, loving soul who never met a stranger. He was quick-witted and had the best stories and jokes. He loved his friends and family tremendously, especially his grandchildren with whom he shared very special bonds, making sure they always knew how much he loved them.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Lee and Mollie Kabo; his sister, Harriet Twain; and his sister-in-law, Teresa Baum.

 Left to cherish his memory are the Love of his Life, his wife, Glenda Kabo; daughter, Karen Brownell and husband, Chris; granddaughter, Averi Brownell; grandson, Dean Brownell; sister, Elaine Levinson and husband, Don; sister-in-law, Joyce Crawford and husband, Steve; brother-in-law, Neal Baum; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Matt Baker, Neal Baum, Chris Brownell, George Doughtie, Larry Doughtie, and Ken Kirkup with Jack Dietle as Honorary Pallbearer.

 In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe

300 McMillan Road, West Monroe, LA 71291

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe

300 McMillan Road, West Monroe, LA 71291

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Interment

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery

2413 Highway 425, Rayville, LA 71269

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