Carl Frank Herreth, 88, passed away on March 11, 2014, in Bryan.
He was born on April 30, 1925, in Collegeport, Texas, the son of Albert Casper and Elizabeth Clara (Garvender) Herreth. Carl grew up attended schools in Jackson County. In 1944, Carl enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country in World War II. He was Honorably Discharged, in 1946.
Carl was united in marriage to Irene Josephine Pecha in Houston, on May 1, 1948. He served as a Commander of the Lolita VFW Post #8556. He was a member of the Lolita Fire Department and served his community as a Deputy Constable for Jackson County. Carl also was a member of the A.F.L. – C.I.O. In, 1987 he retired from Alcoa Aluminum after serving 36 years as a welder.
Carl and Irene made their home in Bellville, Texas, in 1994.
Carl is survived by his wife Irene; 5 children Carl, Anton, Carol, David and John; 14 grandchildren AND 17 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Elizabth Herreth, brother, Lawrence, sisters, Lois and Viola, and one grandchild.
Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, in Bellville. Family and friends paid their final respects from 1-1:45 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Schmidt Funeral Home. Graveside followed at 2 p.m., with Pastor Dale White officiating.
Honorary Pallbearers are his grandchildren.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: Austin County Unit of the American Cancer Society, c/o Vernice Luhn, 1710 Meissner Road, Bellville, Texas 77418.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 610, 12029 hwy 36 S., Bellville, TX 77418. (979)865-2424 - www.schmidtfunerals.com
Posted by Joy Neely