Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Age 76 of Rib Lake, former resident of Berlin, WI passed away on March 28, 2016 in Eau Claire after years long battle with heart disease. Larry was born on March 25,1940 in Albia, Iowa to Donald and Freda (Stocker) Hershberger. He moved from Iowa at the age of 11 to Wisconsin. Larry graduated from Wautoma High School in 1959. In 1991, Larry moved to Rib Lake and worked for Frank Bieniek for a period of time. He then worked for the Great Northern Cabinetry in Rib Lake before working for Weathershield Mfg. in Medford until his retirement. In his retirement he worked part time for County Market in Medford until ill health forced him to retire completely.
Services for Larry will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Visitation will be held at 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Cremainal inurnment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.
Per Larry’s request his body has been donated to U.W. Madison for research.
On October 26, 1968, Larry married Kathleen Trochinski at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Redgranite, WI and she survives. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake where he was an usher and a counter. Larry was also a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus.
Before becoming ill, Larry enjoyed wood working, hunting, walking in the woods, watching the wildlife in the yard and mostly enjoying his grandsons.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen Hershberger of Rib Lake, daughter Shelley (William) Burrier of Bloomer, son Andrew Hershberger of Appleton, grandsons Jakob and Landon Burrier of Bloomer, brothers Milton (Diane) Hershberger, Lonnie Hershberger both of Oshkosh, Thomas Hershberger of Berlin, sisters Maxine (Thomas) Mertens of Berlin, Jane (Dale) Schaumberg of Chippewa Falls and sister-in-law Linda Hershberger of Stevens Point. Larry is further survived by many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and many many friends.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Sheila Hershberger, his parents Donald and Freda, in-laws Marcella and Carl Trochinski, brother Donald Hershberger and two sister-in-laws Carol Hershberger and Gail Trochinski.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Larry’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
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