Obit: Herdrich, Robert W. #3 (1933 - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Capelle, Herdrich, Holmes Luchterhand, Smith, Zimmerman

----Source: The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, WI) 4/02/2018

Herdrich, Robert “Bob” W. (24 MAY 1933 - 31 MAR 2018)

Robert “Bob” W. Herdrich, age 84 of Eau Claire died on March 31, 2018.

Bob was born on May 24, 1933 to Reno and Elsie (Luchterhand) Herdrich at the family farm in the Township of Beaver, Clark County, Wisconsin. His education started in a one room school with grades 1 through 8. He later graduated from Loyal High School on May 23, 1950. In December of 1950, he enlisted in the US Navy and was assigned to an aircraft carrier until he was injured overseas and was sent to the US Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD. He received an honorable medical discharge on June 5, 1952.

On June 25, 1954, Bob married the love of his life, Dorothy Capelle. They were later blessed with two sons, Jeff and Rick. Bob held several sales jobs until he became a State Farm Insurance agent in 1958. Bob retired from State Farm on February 28, 1998, as did Dorothy, who was the office and business manager. After retirement, he spent time traveling to the family cabin in Idaho and the Hawaiian Islands. His main hobbies were camping, hunting, fishing and carpentry work. Bob was preceded in death by Dorothy.

He is survived by his two sons, Jeff (Pam) of Rexburg, Idaho and Rick (Gretchen) of Stone Lake, WI. Grandsons, Ryan (Stephanie) of Shakopee, MN and Adam (Meredith) of Oakdale, CA. Great grandchildren, William, Ana and Matthew, all of Shakopee, MN. Brother Harold (Janice) of California and sisters, Margaret Zimmerman of Stratford, WI and Veryl Holmes of Wausau, WI and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1314 E. Lexington Blvd., Eau Claire, WI 54701 with Pastor Brahm Semmler Smith officiating. There will be no visitation on Tuesday morning at the church or Tuesday afternoon at the Classic at Hillcrest Greens prior to the services. Visitation with a luncheon will take place in the Trinity Room at the church at the conclusion of the memorial service. Another memorial service will take place Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 3 pm at the Classic at Hillcrest Greens, 2455 Sawgrass Place, Altoona, WI 54720.

Bob requested that memorials be given to the Boy Scouts of America, Chippewa Valley Council or Trinity Lutheran Church.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at

Obituary: Herdrich, Dorothy V. (Capelle) 

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.



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