John R. “Jack” Herd

Last Updated on September 1, 2015 by cassnetwork

John R. “Jack” Herd, 82, Lucerne, IN, passed away on August 30, 2015 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.

Born on March 11, 1933 in Cass County, he was the son to the late Donald and Catherine “Katie” (Eikelberner) Herd.

On March 14, 1953 in Cass County he married Phyllis Nelson who survives.

John was a grain and cattle farmer. He was a 1951 graduate of Lucerne High School, Jack was an Army Veteran serving from April 1, 1953 till 1955 in the 3rd Armored Division, a life member of Lucerne Zion U.M. Church, a member of Farm Bureau of Cass County, he also served on the Cass County 4H Board for six years.

Surviving along with his wife are three sons, Tim (Lisa) Herd, Muncie, IN; Mike (Sheri) Herd, Logansport, IN; Dennis (Lori) Herd, Lucerne, IN; one daughter, Lori (Brad) Bond, Anderson, IN; seven grandchildren, Erin (Brad) Keffaber, Abby (Sean) Vander Veer, Taylor Herd, Jaclyn (Nicholas) Stephenson, Jaryn (David) Becker, Tara (Brock) Shidler, Eric Russow; six great grandchildren, Grant Keffaber, Ava Stephenson, Ethan Keffaber, Ella Stephenson, Ryla Stephenson, and Madelyn Shideler.

John was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Lease.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm Friday, September 4, 2015 at Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Minnick Officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in Lucerne, IN.

Visitation will be held from 10:00am until the time of the service.

Memorials may be made to Zion U.M. Church in Lucerne, IN.

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