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Doris McGinnis
B: 1928-11-29
D: 2017-08-17
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McGinnis, Doris
Darin Yureck
B: 1965-08-04
D: 2017-08-16
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Yureck, Darin
Ray Morris
B: 1929-11-14
D: 2017-08-15
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Morris, Ray
Jameson Foster
B: 2017-08-11
D: 2017-08-11
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Foster, Jameson
Glori Wenzel
B: 1938-09-17
D: 2017-08-10
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Wenzel, Glori
Mark VandeRiet
B: 1961-02-09
D: 2017-08-09
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VandeRiet, Mark
Garry Warren
B: 1956-07-31
D: 2017-08-07
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Warren, Garry
Patricia Wright
B: 1931-11-08
D: 2017-08-07
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Wright, Patricia
Maryls Swartz
B: 1928-01-12
D: 2017-08-03
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Swartz, Maryls
Alice Hudson
B: 1925-10-15
D: 2017-08-02
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Hudson, Alice
Shirley Worley
B: 1936-06-16
D: 2017-07-29
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Worley, Shirley
Karen Bean
B: 1965-01-28
D: 2017-07-29
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Bean, Karen
Mark Nelson
B: 1977-12-23
D: 2017-07-28
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Nelson, Mark
Kara Pinell
B: 1949-07-03
D: 2017-07-26
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Pinell, Kara
John Welle
B: 1947-03-30
D: 2017-07-24
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Welle, John
Beulah Bilyeu Ward
B: 1930-10-26
D: 2017-07-15
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Bilyeu Ward, Beulah
JoAnne Roberson
B: 1947-01-17
D: 2017-07-15
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Roberson, JoAnne
Emma Reichert
B: 1925-07-22
D: 2017-07-14
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Reichert, Emma
Sam Minner
B: 1928-05-16
D: 2017-07-14
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Minner, Sam
Verdell Busch
B: 1930-04-13
D: 2017-07-07
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Busch, Verdell
Cyson McLennan
B: 2017-07-06
D: 2017-07-06
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McLennan, Cyson

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Louis J. Herr

Louis Herr was born in Belleville and was a farmer and undertaker in the late 1800's. He was the founder of the Herr-Liesse Undertaking Company in Belleville, IL. This went on to become the Herr Funeral Home. Louis died in 1921.

Vincent A. Herr Sr.

Vincent Sr. purchased the business in 1916 and shortly after moved it to 300 E. Main in Collinsville. In October of 1928 it was again moved to 501 W. Main (Our present location) and the first funeral home in Collinsville. Along with his wife, Louise, they ran the business for several years until their retirement in 1951. Vincent Sr. and Louise died within months of each other in 1963.

Vincent A. Herr Jr.

Mr. Herr being a lifelong resident of Collinsville worked his entire life at Herr Funeral Homes Collinsville and Caseyville. In 1922 Mr. Herr was hit by a Model T Ford car while riding his bicycle in front of the SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Collinsville which left him totally deaf. After the accident he attended Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, Missouri where he was in the first graduating class June 10, 1925

Philip Herr

Philip Herr was born in 1935 and attended school in Collinsville. He graduated from Hohenschuh-Carpenter College of Embalming in 1955 and remained active in the business until 1974 when he moved to the Ozarks to open a gift shop. In 1987 he returned and acted as general manager and partner in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates Cemetery in Edwardsville, Illinois, from which he retired on May 1, 1998.

Robert C. Herr

Robert Herr was born in 1945 and attended school in Collinsville. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1966 with a degree in Mortuary Science. While in college he met Judith Miller whose parents and brother own Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, Illinois. Robert has been a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer since 1966 and is also a licensed insurance producer in the state of Illinois.

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