Francis E. Herriges, 87
Francis "Frank" E. Herriges, born in St. Michaels on Sept. 14, 1926, to Mathias "Matt" and Liocadia (nee Wilger) Herriges, entered eternal life on Oct. 28, 2013, with his family by his side. He was the sixth of 14 children.
Frank served our country for two years in the United States Navy during World War II where he was mainly deployed in the South Pacific Ocean near Japan. He worked at The West Bend Co. until 1956, and then went on to Super Excavators in Menomonee Falls. He retired in 1987 after 31 years there.
Frank was a loyal member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend.
He was also a member of the West Bend Moose Lodge. He loved bird watching and tending to his flower and vegetable gardens. He most enjoyed playing sheepshead and rummy with his children and grandchildren, especially when he won! He loved to tinker in his woodworking shop and make lawn ornaments and wind mills. Frank also greatly enjoyed dancing the fox trot and the two-step. He was also a huge fan of All-Star Wrestling.
Frank is survived by his six children, Daniel (Marlene) Herriges of South Dakota, David (Joan) Herriges of Sheboygan, Dick (Sharon) Herriges of West Bend, Diana (Richard) Ciriacks of West Bend, Dale (Cindy) Herriges of West Bend and Dean (Denise) Herriges of West Bend. He is further survived by many grandchildren, step- grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Rita Speth of Milwaukee, Clemens (Edith) of Arkansas, Gerald (Fran) of Sheboygan Falls, Donald (Joyce) of New Fane, Kathleen (Bill) Muldoon of Omaha, Neb., Evelyn Marshall of Louisiana, Albert of St. Michaels, and Andrew (Joyce) of Batavia; and brother-in-law Louis (Joan) Koenig of West Bend.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ione (nee Koenig); second wife, Eleanor (Neckuty); and his siblings and in- laws, Jerome (Rosalie), Joseph (Ethel), Sylvester, Lucille and Raymond (Arlene).
A Mass of Christian Burial for Frank will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. Eighth Ave. in West Bend. Visitation will be at the church from 3-4:45 p.m. on Thursday. Friends and family may meet at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Washington County Memorial Park (corner of 18th Avenue and Paradise Drive in West Bend) to bring Frank to his final place of rest.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Holy Angels Church Missions.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Cedar Home Hospice, especially Carol, Katie, Shelly, Sarah, and Bev for their in- home care, Colleen from Holy Angels Catholic Church for her spiritual care, and the Rev. Jerry Repenshek for giving Frank his last rites.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 /www.phillipfuneralhome.com.