In Memory

Gary Herron

F. GARY HERRON, 65, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away Tuesday, April 05, 2005, at 1:40 a.m. at his home following a one year courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born June 7, 1939 in Cherokee, Iowa to Francis and Blanche (Sachau) Herron. He graduated from Washington High School in 1958. He was married to Lois Lochner on May 29, 1960 at Meriden, Iowa. His home was at  119 S. 7th St. He had lived in Cherokee the past 12 years, prior to this on a farm in Pilot Township. He had farmed for 38 years and had worked for R. J. Thomas Manufacturing for 12 years, retiring on February 25, 2004. He was a member of the Crossroads Christian Church. His greatest joy came from helping others. You could always depend on his help for any project. He loved working on machinery, did woodworking, electrical work, plumbing and drywall. There was never anything he could not fix. He was preceded in death by his father Francis Herron on October 14, 1999 and a brother in infancy. He is survived by his wife, Lois, and two sons: Brian Herron and his wife Natalie of Cherokee, Iowa; Robert Herron and his wife Kandi of Quimby, Iowa; 3 grandchildren: Hayley and Hannah Herron; Casey Herron; his mother Blanche Herron of Cherokee, Iowa; one sister: Thais Keeline and her husband John B. Keeline III of Elbert Colorado; also several nieces and nephews.