Obit: Herrick, Marcella (1919 – 2018)


Surnames: Herrick, Falkner, Scherr, Ohlinger, Towle, Skowranerk, Kroeplin, Walhof, Noah

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 13 Aug 2018

Herrick, Marcella (29 AUG 1919 – 10 AUG 2018)

Marcella Herrick, Colby - On August 10, 2018, our mom left this world to join her loved ones.

Marcella Josephine Herrick, 98, was born on August 29, 1919, in Greenwood, WI, to Peter and Josephine (Falkner) Scherr. After graduating from high school, she moved to, and worked in Oak Park, IL.

In 1942, she returned to Greenwood and married our father, Florian Herrick in Willard, WI. While living in Greenwood, two daughters were born, Donna and Patricia.

In October 1960, Marcella and Florian purchased a service station in Colby called Herrick's Service Station for 22.5 years. By example, they taught us, their daughters, the value of being honest and the merit of proudly working. After dads passing in 1999, mom continued to live in her home until 2 years ago at which time she became a resident of Waterford at Colby.

Mom is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother: Martin Scherr and sister-in-law: Margaret Scherr; and son-in-law Jerome Ohlinger.

She is survived by daughters: Patricia (Duayne) Towle of Schofield and Donna Ohlinger of Ladysmith; three grandchildren: Christopher Ohlinger of Bruce, Julie (Jorg) Skowranerk of Groton, MA, and Shannon (Tracy) Kroeplin of Wausau; five great-grandchildren: Andrew Ohlinger of Superior, Austin Walhof of Houghton, MI, Spencer Walhof of Wausau, Madalyn, Kyle and Caitlin Skowranek all of Groton, MA. She is further survived by: a great-great-grandson: Isaiah Ohlinger of Superior, a sister-in-law: Joan Noah and many nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be held at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church of Colby, in her name.

The family would like to thank the staff of Waterford and Aspirus Hospice for their tender care and considerations.

Family and friends may express condolences online at



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