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2012-03-22 / Sports

Adolph W. Herter

July15,1924-March17,2012

Funeral services for Adolph W. Herter will be 10: 00 a. m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington with Rev. Leif Hasskarl and Rev. Wayne Schumpe officiating. Burial will be in the St. James Cemetery.

Adolph “Speedy” Herter was born July 15, 1924 in Lee County near Lexington and was the son of Gottlieb Carl Herter and Minnie (Leutz) Herter. He was a life long resident of Lexington and a 1941 graduate from Lexington High School. For a short time he was employed in Houston until he joined the US Army Air Corps, having served during WW II. After his discharge, he returned to Lexington where he began his business, Herter Liming Company, which he owned and operated for many years, and was a rancher.

He and Eula Mae Perry were married on November 19, 1977 in Lexington.

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. Adolph devoted much of his adult life volunteering and taking an active role in clubs, organizations, associations and most importantly, his church. He spent many years tending the St. James Lutheran cemetery and the church grounds. Adolph was a tireless community advocate and volunteer, where he served as president of many of the following: Chamber of Commerce (while serving as president, he was instrumental in organizing the first Lexington homecoming in 1966), Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, Community Enterprise, Texas Agricultural Limestone Association, National Limestone Association, Red Angus Association, Texas Good Roads Association, and the Lee County Appraisal Board.

Mr. Herter passed away on Saturday evening, March 17th, at his home near Lexington. He reached the age of 87 years, 8 months and 2 days. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Mae Herter on April 29, 2001; sisters, Louise Krenek and Anna McManners, and his parents.

Surviving are Step Daughters, Linda Jane Kurtz of Lexington and Sharon Little of Lexington; Step Grandchildren, Curt Elledge & wife Amy, and Teresa Locke; Step Great Grandchildren, Macy, Benjamin & Bree Elledge; Nieces, Ellaine Mendoza & her children Cindy & Danny Mendoza, Karen Wood & husband Johnny and their children Johnny Jr. & James, Joy Madero & husband Raul and their children Jenny, Martha, Ritchie & John; Nephew Larry McManners, and a special cousin, Lorene Hall.

Pallbearers are Gary Dube, Sherwood Frosch, Craig Boettcher, Gary Gerdes, Victor Yurk, Dennis Boettcher, Robert Patschke, and Guy Latimer.

Honorary Pallbearers are former officers and voters of St. James Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 320 N. Rockdale St. Lexington, Texas 78947, or Lutheran Heritage Foundation, 51474 Romeo Plank Rd. MacOmb, MI 48042.

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