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home : obituaries : obituaries July 25, 2017

10/2/2012 4:51:00 PM
Chris Herbst

Chris Herbst, 93, of Storden died Sept. 26, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society in Westbrook.
Memorial services were Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jeffers with Pastor Cole McCormick officiating.
Special music was provided by Maria Carter, organist; Cody and Devin Nelson, guitarist & violinist, playing "On Eagle's Wings"; and Roger Quade, vocalist, singing "O Master Let Me Walk With Thee."
Congregational hymns were "Amazing Grace" and "Beautiful Savior."
Ushers were Lloyd Wolf and Jack Carter.
Honorary bearers were Kelli Koobe and Rick Stenstrom, Eric Koob, Lori Nelson and Devin Nelson, Jerry and Angie Hemmingsen, Lonnie and Tiffanie Ewy, Lindsay Einertson and Andy Sabin.
Interment was at Jeffers Cemetery in rural Jeffers.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Christian Herman Herbst Jr. was born on Dec. 27, 1918, in Plymouth County, Iowa to Christian and Louisa (Haible) Herbst. He attended Johnson Township rural school. He was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Iowa and later confirmed there on March 12, 1932.
On Sept. 17, 1941, Chris was united in marriage to Verona Senst at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Jeffers. This marriage was blessed with two daughters, Nydeen and Wandalee.
After their marriage, Chris and Verona lived in Jeffers until 1946 when they moved onto several different farms near Storden through the years.
In 1968, Chris and Verona moved into Storden. Chris farmed and was an assistant manager of Farm Center in Storden until 1983.
Verona passed away on Aug. 9, 2004.
Chris continued living in their home in Storden until moving into the Jeffers Apartments from 2010 to 2011. In 2011, Chris moved into the Good Samaritan Home in Westbrook where he lived until passing away on Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2012, at the age of 93.
Chris was a longtime member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Jeffers where he served as the church council secretary and Sunday school superintendent. He was also a volunteer driver for RSVP for seven years, treasurer for the Storden Senior Citizens, treasurer for Storden Senior Citizen building committee, and volunteer for Storden Clothing Center.
Chris and Verona were the Senior Citizen King and Queen for Cottonwood County in 1991. He also received a commendation from Governor Rudy Perpich for volunteerism.
Chris had many enjoyments in life which included bowling, woodworking, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, collecting cars and coins and, most of all, spending time spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his two daughters, Nydeen Koob of Jeffers and Wandalee Einertson and her husband, Gary, of Westbrook; six grandchildren: Kelli Koob and special friend, Rick Stenstrom; Erik Koob; Lori Nelson and her husband, Devin; Angie Hemmingsen and her husband, Jerry; Tiffanie Ewy and her husband, Lonnie; and Lindsay Einertson and her special friend, Andy Sabin; seven great-grandchildren: Cody and Carli Nelson, Hailey, Makayla and Ella Ewy, and Nora and Hadlee Hemmingsen; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Verona; son-in-law, David Koob; three brothers: John, Louis and Albert Herbst; and three sisters: Anne Davenport, Freda Farrell and Margaret Michael.
Blessed be the memory of Chris Herbst.

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