Mitchell Herrmann

Peace Corps Press Release:

Mitchell Herrmann, a Peace Corps trainee in Namibia, died suddenly Thursday, August 16.

Mitchell, 24, of Lake Worth, Florida, was training to teach science as a Peace Corps volunteer.

“The entire Peace Corps family is mourning the loss of Mitchell Herrmann, one of our newest members and a young man who stood ready to share his passion for teaching with the people of Namibia,” said Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen. “We send our deepest sympathies to Mitchell’s parents and loved ones. Our hearts and prayers are with them as we set out to honor Mitchell’s memory and celebrate his life.”

Mitchell, who earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Florida Atlantic University, was an environmental educator for several organizations before he entered the Peace Corps earlier this month. Most recently, he taught at the Arrowhead Ranch Outdoor Science School in California.

“What I primarily desire to bring forth in my time of service revolves around my strengths in the realm of environmental education, my aptitude to foster a sense of nurturing and passion for education, and also my positivity in the realms of encouragement, engagement, and motivation,” wrote Mitchell in an aspiration statement prior to traveling to Namibia to begin his training.

His fellow trainees, as well as Peace Corps staff, appreciated his kindness and enthusiasm for the education program. They are planning a vigil this evening and a formal memorial service in the near future.

Mitchell is survived by his mother Lisa Mirich, father Eduard Herrmann, stepfather Alex Mirich, stepmother Dawn Herrmann, brother Ethan Herrmann, sister Sierra Herrmann, grandmother Celia Muschet, and a large extended family.

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13 Responses to Mitchell Herrmann

  1. A kid January 11, 2019 at 10:04 pm #

    Hi im a kid from the science camp he used to work at and I want to say he made such a huge impact on my life I wish we could bring him back that would be the best gift ever. He was always so bubbly and happy and it shatters my heart that his energy like that will not be here anymore. .He made so many of the kids happy at Lake Arrow Head I could just see it. Me and my other friend are not taking his lose to well but I want to say that he will forever be in my heart and I will miss him everyday.

  2. A friend September 20, 2018 at 12:47 am #

    My heart is shattered. He is a tremendous loss. I will feel it my entire life.

  3. Lisa Mirich (mom) September 9, 2018 at 11:14 am #

    Our son left an enormous hole in our hearts. He lived to love on others and show compassion to a hurting world. We are buoyed by our faith in The Lord Jesus Christ and we rest in the knowledge that Mitchell is serving others in heaven and one day we will see him again.

  4. Susan Muschett September 7, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

    My heart hurts for all of us who knew and loved Mitchell ~ He was a Angel

    If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane,
    I’d walk the path to heaven and bring you back again.

    Love ~ Susan & Neil Muschett

  5. Susan Muschett September 4, 2018 at 1:49 pm #

    My Dear Mitchell,

    You embraced Life to the fullest and touched so many people.

    If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane,
    I’d walk the path to heaven and bring you back again.

    Love Susie & Neil Muschett

  6. Melissa Aberlegrasse August 24, 2018 at 11:06 pm #

    Deepest condolences to Mitchell’s family and other dear ones of his. He served well in the work he loved, May you know God is near.

  7. Becky Bahlibi August 22, 2018 at 12:05 am #

    My heart goes out to Mitchell’s family, his friends and the Peace Corps family suffering through his recent loss.

  8. Michelle August 21, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

    He sounds like an amazing man! Prayers for your family and friends.

  9. Margaret Morrow August 21, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    I will remember your family in my prayers. MItchell’s service reflects the beautiful son you raised. May he rest in peace.

  10. Alyx Beddia August 19, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

    Mitchell was one of my first real friends. We met back in middle school and continued a friendship into the early years of high school. He taught me that true friends accept each other and celebrate our differences together. I will never forget him and what he has taught me. My condolences to his family. May you be surrounded with love in your time of grief.

  11. Christine August 18, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

    Deepest condolences to all. You are in my prayers.

  12. Cynthia Ramsey Moran August 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm #

    Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers for peace. Those who choose to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer are special beyond words.
    Peace Corps Parent – Lesotho – 2015-2017

  13. Milt & Annette Voss August 18, 2018 at 10:06 am #

    God Bless those who serve and Mitchell’s family.

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