Herbert L. Huerter
Herbert L. “Herb” Huerter, age 86, of Manhattan, passed away September 20, 2016 at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan, with his wife by his side.
Herb was born on September 18, 1930 in Seneca, Kansas the son of Benjamin and Marie Lackey Huerter, who both preceded him in death. He attended grade school and high school at St. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Seneca. Following high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and he served in the Korean War. One of his fondest memories while in the Navy was when he attended an audience blessing with Pope Pius XII in Rome, Italy.
In 1952 he married Myrtle L. Fangman. They lived in Quanset Point, Rhode Island until is honorable discharge from the Navy. They were married for 64 years.
He went on to graduate from Kansas State University in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Following graduation from K-State he was employed by Sears for 20 years. In 1977 he returned to Kansas and became an auditor with the Department of Human Resources. He retired in 1992.
In 1993 Herb was a co-founder in creating the Tuttle Creek Lake Association and writing of the by-laws for the Association. He served as Vice President in 1993 and President in 1994. He also helped to create the Youth Fishing Clinic in 1995. Also he was involved in the Handicap Deer Hunt and the Annual Boy Scout camping at Tuttle Creek State Park. Herb was instrumental in building the fishing station at the spillway marina and the setting up of a fish habitat on Tuttle Creek Lake. He was an avid reader and fisherman. He and Myrtle were original members of the St. Thomas More Catholic Church and he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Herb was preceded in death also by his brother Robert Huerter of Independence, Missouri and his sister Maxine Spangler of Topeka.
He is survived by his wife Myrtle, of the Home, his son Michael Huerter and his wife Elaine of La Vergne, TN and also his daughter Elizabeth Andrews and her husband Rob, of Houston, TX.
A Christian Wake Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday September 25, 2016 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel, led by Deacon Larry Erpelding. The family will greet friends following the Wake Service until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday September 26, 301 at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Manhattan, with Father Frank Coady as Celebrant. A reception will be held immediately following the service. Private burial will take place in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Via Christi Village in Manhattan, to be used for the stained glass window for the chapel, or contributions may also be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com