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Jack F. Herring, age 73, of Luray, MO, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at his home.

Jack was born June 21, 1943 at Kirksville, MO, a son of Emerson C. “Shorty” and Bessie M. Irvin Herring.

On January 27, 1962, he was united in marriage to Lois Weller in Kahoka.

Survivors include his wife, Lois; two sons, Mike (Anna) Herring and Delbert Herring, all of Luray; one daughter, Sheila (Maurice) DeBrackeleire of Newark, MO; a nephew they raised as their own, Rodney (Sandy) Miller of Richlands, NC; five grandchildren: Jackie (Jarod) Anderson of Cedar Rapids, IA, Scott Burkhart of Kahoka, John Peterson of Newark, and Allison and Ethan Herring of Luray; Rodney’s children and their families: Shannon, Tabitha, Joshua and Zachariah; four great-grandchildren: Honey, Jarod Jr., Jasmine and Jacie; a  sister, Judith Nelson of Arbela; sisters-in-law, Betty Chambers of West Point, IA and Sharon Smith of West Burlington, IA; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Delbert and Marjorie Weller; and brothers-in-law, Donnie Nelson, Glen Chambers, and Jim Smith.

Jack received his education at Hogan School, Granger, and Kahoka High School.  He was baptized at the Bethlehem Church and lovingly cared for and maintained it and the Bethlehem Cemetery for years together with Lois.

Jack worked hard logging and farming and enjoyed tending to his cattle and looking forward to calling them in every day.   In earlier years he loved to hunt, trap, and fish.  He was a talented woodworker.    Jack was a kind person.  He was also strong-willed and determined and when he said he was going to do something, he did.   He was a talented story teller and a local historian.  He loved spending time with his family.

As requested, Jack was cremated.  A memorial visitation was held Monday, October 24, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka.

Memorials were suggested to the Bethlehem Church.

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