The Alpena News, February 6, 1969


Frank G. Herron


Frank G. Herron, 82, of Spratt, a pioneer berry farmer, was stricken suddenly early today (Feb. 6) at his home.  The ambulance was summoned at 4:30 a.m. and he was taken to Alpena Hospital, but was dead on arrival.


Mr. Herron was born Feb. 3, 1887 in Alpena County, was a lifelong resident and was one of the first farmers in the Spratt area to grow strawberries commercially, planting first in 1917.  He was a member of the Spratt Methodist Church, Hopper Lodge No. 386 F&AM, 32nd Degree Masonic Order and the Farm Bureau.


Surviving are his wife, the former Beulah Black, whom he married in 1911 in Spratt; three daughters, Mrs. John Alexander (Elva) and Mrs. Jerry LaCombe (Kay) of Spratt and Mrs. Doris Haenlein of Saginaw; four sons, Orville, Elden, Dale, and Glen of Spratt; 26 grandchildren; three great-grandchilddren; a sister, Mrs. Edna McLeod of Flint; and two brothers, Alger of Spratt and Arnold of Flint.  A son Nelson died in 1932 and a daughter, Mrs Florence Oullette in 1961.


The funeral will be at 2 Sunday at the Bannan Funeral Home, where friends may call after noon Friday.  The Rev. Howard Shaffer will officiate.  Committal in the municipal cemetery chapel, with eventual interment in the Spratt Cemetery.  Memorials: Spratt Methodist Church.




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Buried: February 1969, Spratt Cemetery, Green Township, Alpena County, MI




[Quoted from The Herron Family of Alpena County, Ruth Ann Cochrane and Clyde A. Morrison, June 26, 1998, in the Alpena Public Library,  R Gen. 929.1 Herr]