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133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
Fax: (269) 623-3188
Fred Herring

Fred M. Herring

Friday, February 23rd, 1934 - Friday, August 21st, 2020
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HERRING, Fred M.
Caledonia, MI formerly of Gettysburg, PA

Fred Herring, age 86, formerly of 45 Lakeview Drive, Gettysburg, PA, departed this life on August 21, 2020 at 11:43 PM.

Mr. Herring was the husband of Nina E. (Sites) Herring and the son of the late Cleason A. and Nelda I. Herring. He was born on February 23, 1934 at his parents’ home in Fairfield and was attended by Dr. and Mrs. Ira Henderson. Fred was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Fairfield with the exception of living in West Virginia and Michigan, where he attended the Methodist church and was a lay leader and Sunday school teacher. At St. John he served on the church council, worship committee, alter guild, communication assistant and usher.

Fred graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1952, served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and graduated from Gettysburg College in 1958. His first job was with the Adams County National Bank. Following college, he worked in the fruit processing industry for 40 years: 25 with C.H. Musselman Co. and 15 years with Knouse Foods. During those years he served in various management capacities including Purchasing Director with Musselman and Plant Manager at Paw Paw, MI, Biglerville, PA, and Orrtanna, PA. He retired in March of 1998 and was content to read, travel, mingle with friends, play golf and above all, visit with family. Over the years he was involved with the Lions, Masons, Boy Scouts, Gettysburg Country Club and most recently two Romeo (Retired Old Men Eating Out) groups.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years; two sons and their wives: Dr. Chris Herring and Cindy of Caledonia, MI, and David and Norma Herring of Gettysburg, PA; three grandchildren and their spouses: Jennifer and David Dakin of Byron Center, MI, Amy and Ryan Adams of Dewitt, MI, and John Herring of Elkhart, IN; five great granddaughters and one great grandson: Annalyn, Jordyn and Harper Dakin and Natalie, Ava and Landon Adams. Fred was predeceased by two infant sons.

A private family memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 5 at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home in Middleville. The family welcomes you to join them virtually on the funeral home’s website at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church. Please visit www.beelergoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Fred’s family.

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    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 | 12:00pm
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    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Beeler-Gores Funeral Home Facebook Page
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    914 West Main Street
    MIDDLEVILLE, MI
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Bruce and Tammy DeWitt

Posted at 10:11am
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Bruce and Tammy DeWitt

Posted at 10:00am
Celebrating with you a life well-lived. We know Dad and Grandpa and Great Grandad will be missed by each one of you and was dearly loved by all. We are deeply saddened to hear of his passing and share in your loss and sorrow.
Bruce and Tammy DeWitt
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Carrie Russell

Posted at 01:12pm
Sending our love and condolences to all of the Herring family. We were blessed to have Fred as a friend and neighbor for many years. We always admired Fred's kindness, thoughtfulness, and dedication to his family. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. We will always remember him fondly.
With love,
Richard, Carrie, Beatrice and Henry Russell
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Fred L. Schultz

Posted at 06:49pm
On behalf of my parents, J. Fred and Shelby Schultz, I send their heartfelt condolences from Paramount Senior Living in Fayetteville, PA, to the friends and family of their great friend, Fred Herring. I never had the pleasure of meeting them, but I've certainly heard about the wonderful times they had with Fred and Nina. Rest in peace, Fred Herring--Fred L. Schultz, Annapolis,, MD
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