Elden V. Herron

Elden V. Herron, 87, of 6702 M-65 South, Lachine passed away Saturday, May 13, 2006 at Alpena Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Herron was born March 3, 1919, in Spratt and was a life-long resident of this area with the exception of time time spent in the U.S. Army during World War II (1941 - 1947). He served in the the 313th Infantry, where he received a Purple Heart in the Battle of the Bulge. On Nov. 5, 1949, he married the former Catherine Huston in Ohio. Mr. Herron owned and operated the farm on M-65 for his entire life, where he raised strawberries for over 40 years. Following his retirement they traveled throughout the United States and was always devoted to his family, visiting his children from the Atlantic to the Pacific Coast. He always loved his flowers and took great pride in his tulips and hyacinths. Mr. Herron was also an avid hunter.

He was a member of the Spratt Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife Catherine: one son, Nelson, (Deirdre O'Leary) of California; three daughters, Kathy (Mrs. Roger) Sheren of Florida, Chris Sachs of Colorado and Angie (Mrs. Tom) Irvine of Colorado; four grandchildren, Katie, Jessica, Amber and Camille; two sisters, Doris Haenlein of Saginaw and Kay Mrs. Jerry) LaCombe of LaChine; one brother, Glen and Karen of LaChine; one aunt, Ethel Dant of LaChine; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Preceding him in death were three brothers, Nelson, Orville and Dale; and two sisters Elva VanSipe Florence Oullette.

Mr. Herron is at the Bannan Funeral Home where friends may call today from 2-8 p.m. On Wednesday his body will be taken to the Spratt United Methodist Church for visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral at 2 p.m. with Rev. George Morse officiating.

Interment: Spratt Cemetery

Memorials: Spratt United Methodist Church.