Kenith R. Herrick, 78, of Augusta, passed away early Monday morning, January 1, 2018 at his home in the care of his family and St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Kenith Roy Herrick, son of Dudley and Grace (Olson-Pettibone) Herrick was born December 29, 1939. He was raised in Bridge Creek Township where he attended the Dells Country School. Following his education he worked for Jerry Randall Livestock of Augusta. On July 8, 1961, Kenny was united in marriage to Donna Adank at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. The couple lived in Eau Claire until 1965, when they purchased and moved to their current home near the Dells Pond. Kenny had worked in Eau Claire for Menards, Senn Blacktop, Presto Industries and in construction for Big Dutchman. He later worked for Fritz Geske with Rural Electric ofFall Creek. While working with Fritz he was afflicted with Graves Disease and was unable to work for a time. In 1985 he went back into the work force and moved with his wife and youngest daughter to Fort Collins, Colorado, where he was employed by the local school district. In 1988 they moved back to Augusta, where for the next 11 years he was employed in the maintenance department of Bush Brother’s Canning Company. He fully retired in 1999.Through the years Kenny enjoyed fishing and keeping his yard looking nice. He had an artistic talent when it came to woodworking and was able to put together the plans and then produce the finished product. He had a tremendous love for his family and thought the world of his grandchildren and spending time with all of his great grandsons. As his health failed him, he spent more time indoors and enjoyed watching Gunsmoke and following the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.
Kenny will be dearly missed by Donna, his wife of 56 years; 2 sons, Tom and Carole Herrick of Laporte, CO, Tim and Dottie Herrick of Soldotna, AK; 2 daughters, Tammy and Bill Lebarron of Augusta, Janet and Scott Lorenz of Cadott; 10 grandchildren, Amber (Jake) Huffaker, Matthew Herrick, Dawson, Colton and Megan Herrick, Amy (Jake) Johnson, April (Carson) Stubbe, Amanda Lebarron (Mark Ouimet), Joshua (Kati) Lorenz, Jenna (Dustin) Wampole; 6 great grandsons, Liam, Hudson, Axel, Ivan, Ryder and Kenny; 2 step grandchildren, Erin (Thomas) Olson, James Wilmoth; 3 step great grandsons, Robert, Blake and Jacob; 3 brothers, Wayne Herrick of Chippewa Falls, Gerald (Laura)Herrick of Augusta, Lawrence Herrick of Stanley; sister, Nancy (Buck) Wolfgang of Augusta; sister-in-law, Marjorie (Robert) Erickson of Eau Claire; special long time friend, Joe Graff of Augusta; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Dudley and Grace; 3 brothers, Richard, Dale and Lenard Herrick; and 3 sisters, Karen, Peggy Sue and Sueann Herrick.
A visitation will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, with services beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the spring in the East Lawn Cemetery in Augusta.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com