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Chester W. Herke

Nov 20, 2007

WALLINGFORD–Funeral services for Chester W. Herke, 76, of Wallingford and formerly of Estherville, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at United Methodist Church in Graettinger with Pastor Michael L. Shaffer officiating. Interment, with military graveside rites by Wallingford American Legion, will be held at Valley View Cemetery in Wallingford.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

He died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer.

Chester Wesley Herke the son of Herman and Ruby (Richardson) Herke was born on May 7, 1931 in Estherville.

He received his education in the Estherville schools graduating from Estherville High School. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict.

On May 21, 1952, Chester was united in marriage to Margaret Haisman in Spirit Lake. Following their marriage the couple made their home in San Diego. In 1954, they returned to the area where they were engaged in farming in the Wallingford area. For hobbies, he enjoyed going to auctions, fishing and raising animals. Margaret passed away Jan. 21, 2006.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Graettinger and the Wallingford American Legion.

Left to cherish Chester's memory are two sons, Mike Herke of rural Estherville; David Herke and his wife, Sherrill of Estherville; one daughter, Deb Shields and her husband, Al of Estherville; grandchildren, Audrey, David, Jessica, Steven, Randy, Elissa, Terra; great-grandchildren, Sidney, Landon, Alana and Alyssa and his mother-in-law, Veronica Haisman of Estherville.

He has been preceded in death by his wife, and parents.

Online condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com