Obit: Herrick, Michael John (1949 - 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Herrick, Latz, Pokluda, Ward

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 09/19/2013

Herrick, Michael John (27 JUN 1949 - 13 SEP 2013)

Michael John Herrick, 64, died tragically in a farming accident on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, near his home in rural Siren. He was born on June 27, 1949 to Neil and Lucille (Latz) Herrick in Jump River.

Michael graduated from Gilman High School in 1967 and then attended Rice Lake Technical College. He recently retired from Northern States Plastics as plant manager after over 40 years of service. Mike loved watching, coaching and playing sports. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming. He coached football and basketball for Siren High School and played fast-pitch softball.

Mike touched the lives of many people through his intensity and passion for the game and his great sense of humor. Most importantly, Mike had great love for his family, wife, children and grandchildren, who will miss him immensely.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lonnie.

Mike is survived by his loving wife, Linda; son, Korey (Amy) Herrick of Wood Lake, MN; daughter, Kristin (Richard) Pokluda of Whitesboro, TX; four grandchildren, Korysa, Makenzie, Logan and Madison; five siblings, Leon (Cleo) Herrick, Daryl (Wendy) Herrick, Pam (Chuck) Goebel, Virgene (Rex) Kenner and Todd Herrick; and extended family and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Siren High School Athletic Department, Siren Volunteer Fire Department, Breast Cancer Society and the Red Cross.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Siren. Pastor Steve Ward officiated. Burial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Jump River.

Arrangements entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home of Siren. Online condolences can be made at



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