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Larry G. Herber 1938 - 2018

DORRANCE — Larry G. Herber passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at his home near Dorrance, Kansas at the age of 79. He was born on the family farm in Russell County, near Dorrance, on June 11, 1938 to the late Chester and Ethel (Washburn) Herber. He grew up in Russell County and graduated from Dorrance High School with the Class of 1956. He served in the United States Army from 1957-1959 and was stationed in Germany. Following an honorable discharge, he went on to attain an associate’s degree from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Okla.
On May 30, 1964, while attending college in Tulsa, he met and married JoAnne Howard, whom he described as “the love of my life.” After graduation they moved to Wichita, Kansas where Larry worked for Boeing until 1972 when he returned to Russell County and began cattle ranching and farming with his brother Gary. Later he began driving a truck, a job he thoroughly loved, and logged over 1 million miles hauling trailers, from coast to coast and border to border for King of the Road of Russell. He enjoyed hunting and shooting trap and was a Champion shooter in 1988 at the Kansas Trapshooting Association’s annual State Shoot. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Dorrance, American Legion in Dorrance, and the VFW in Russell.
Larry is survived by his brother Gary Herber and wife Carolyn of Dorrance; nephews Tim Herber and wife Christi of Dorrance, Jim Herber and wife Julie of Newport News, VA, Jamie Herber and wife Jamie of Dorrance; and great-nieces/nephews Jordyn, Emily, Allison, Ethan, Rachel, and Camden. He was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Ethel Herber, and his wife JoAnne Herber.
The family is hosting a time of visitation and celebration from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the American Legion in Dorrance. A private family inurnment will take place on Friday. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the American Legion Post #334 of Dorrance and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, P.O. Box 533, Wilson, KS 67490. Online condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home
P.O. Box 533
Wilson, Ks. 67490
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 21, 2018