Celebrating the life of James "Jim" R. Herbert
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He also served on the boards of Town & Country Mutual Insurance Company and the Metro Center in Rockford. He was a charter member of the Westfield Grange and the Winnebago Community Historical Society. Other memberships included the Winnebago County Farm Bureau, Winnebago Community Council (Fourth of July Parade Committee) and Westfield Community Center. Jim enjoyed spending his winters in Palmview, TX where he made many friends and stayed active playing cards and socializing.
Nephew Dennis Herbert (Debbie) and sons Corey (Stephanie) and Adam (Katie) provided invaluable support in working the Herbert farm while Jim enjoyed retirement. Many will remember Jim’s ability to tell stories about his experiences.
Special thanks to Mercy Home Health Hospice and especially his in-home caregivers who became family. They laughed and enjoyed him, played games and loved him as much as the rest of us.
Jim is survived by his daughters, Janet (John) Verhaar, Wendy (Mike) McElmeel, Jeri (David) Mothkovich and grandsons, Shane McElmeel and Christian Mothkovich, along with a niece and nephews
Jim is predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Elaine (Knott) Herbert; wife, Mable (Maring) Herbert; grandson, Dylan James Van Cura; brother, Howard Herbert; sister, Marie Herbert.
A memorial visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. Cremation rites accorded with private interment at Willwood Burial Park in Rockford. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for the Winnebago Community Historical Society. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.
602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088
7000 W. State St.
Rockford, IL 61102