Donald Hering

Donald Hering

Age 98 of Bayport, died on Friday, February 07, 2014 at Golden Living Center Greeley in Stillwater surrounded by his family. Donald was born February 18, 1915 in Bayport, Minnesota, the son of William and Carrie (Berger) Hering Sr. He grew up in the Bayport area and graduated in 1934 from Stillwater High School. Don proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge from the military he returned home where he began working for a local electrical contractor and attended Dunwoody to acquire his electrician license. He owned Linner Electric Company in Stillwater many years and retired in 1982. Don was united in marriage on June 28, 1947 to Jean Allenson at Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, Minnesota. Jean died on June 14, 1989. Don was a member of the Bayport American Legion, Masonic Lodge, and the Stillwater Country Club. He enjoyed spending his summers at his Sand Lake cabin near Stone Lake, Wisconsin and his winters in Apache Junction, Arizona.
Don is survived by his children, Gwen (Marlin) McCurdy of Scandia, John (Lucinda) Hering of Bayport, Sue Richie of Marine on St. Croix, and Kathryn (Steve) Powell of Roberts, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Andrew (Jennifer) McCurdy, Michael McCurdy, Eric (Amy) Hering , Mark (Erica) Hering, Suzanne (Seth) Donnohue, Kelly Richie, Matt Richie, Jeanne Richie, Megan Powell and David (Morna) Powell; great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Nolan and Mason McCurdy, Francesca, Landon, Briggs and Lauren Hering, Emerson and Liam Donnohue. Don is also survived by many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; parents; granddaughter, Sarah; sister, Norma Young; and brother, William Hering Jr.
A Celebration of Dons Life will be at 4PM, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Croixdale chapel, 750 Hwy 95 N. in Bayport with Reverend Bruce Ruggles officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior. Memorials are preferred to Croixdale or the donors choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.simonetfuneralhome.com

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