Born in Chicago on April 28, 1943, Herb passed away on March 13, 2017, in Georgia following a battle with Alzheimer's. His loving wife and two sons
were at his side.
Born to Mitchell and Phyllis (Grotsky) of Kenosha, who operated Mid City Fruitland on Sheridan Rd., Herb graduated from Bradford High School in 1961, joined the Navy where he toured many parts of the world on the USS Soley 707 nearly starting WWIII by firing on a Russian ship. He married Cheryl Collins in 1966. They had two sons, Brian and Scott. He shared his love of softball, woodworking, home improvement, and the Green Bay Packers with his boys. The family enjoyed camping trips and the backyard pool.
Herb mainly worked at Eaton Corporation/Dynamatic in Kenosha. He began his career as a machinist in 1964 and retired as the Plant Manager in 1998.
Preceded in death by his parents, and survived by his wife Cheryl; brothers Larry, Lee (Bette Dahlberg), sons Brian (Deanne Klewin), Scott (Gina Gallo), grandchildren Kelsey, Mikayla, Jessica, Ashley, and Cecily, and a herd of close, extended family. Herb worked hard and played hard. His penchant for humor and caring love for family and others radiates in the lives of those close to him.
Herb will rest at Georgia National Cemetery.