Alex W. Herdt

Alex W. Herdt, 82, of Kewaskum, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1924 in Merrill to the late John and Mary (nee Reichert) Herdt.

Alex was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps from January 1941 to April 1942 and he then served in the U.S. Navy - Armed Guard during World War II from March 1943 to February 1946.

In 1957 he moved to West Bend and in 1958 he began working at the Gehl Co. where he was a machinist for 28 years until retiring on April 1, 1986.

He was a member of Pilgrim Ev. Lutheran Church in West Bend, and the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 in Kewaskum.

Survivors include three children, James (Dawn) Herdt, Jolene (Joseph) Gundrum and Jay Herdt, all of West Bend; four grandchildren, Natasha (Pete) Thomas, Ko-tina (John) Pocian, Nicole Herdt, and Joshua (Jacinda) Farmier; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lydia Klebenow of At-lanta, Ga., Esther Tushinski and Pauline (Wilbert) Plautz, both of Merrill; six brothers, Herman (Frieda) Herdt of Imperial Beach, Calif., Edward (Shirley) Herdt of Fond du Lac, Ray (Betty) Herdt, Albert (Dawn) Herdt and Ervin Herdt, all of Merrill, and Paul (Joanne) Herdt of Belfair, Wash.; 53 nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ben Herdt and John Herdt; and two sisters, Marie Hintz and Molly Mootz.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Pilgrim Ev. Lutheran Church, 462 Meadowbrook Dr., West Bend.

Rev. Joseph Fisher and Rev. David Meyer will officiate and burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society are appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Kathy Hospice staff for the wonderful, loving care given to Alex.