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Stanley Herbst, 1925-2018

Funeral services for Stanley J. Herbst will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland. The Rev. Paul Andree will officiate. Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church and will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday. Burial will be in St. Olaf Cemetery.

Stanley Herbst

Stanley passed away surrounded by family Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at The Beacon at New Richland. He was 93.

Stanley Joseph Herbst was born Feb. 7, 1925, to John and Inga (Johnson) Herbst in New Richland Township, “in the Northwest Corner.” He was a lifetime resident of New Richland and lived in the same house for over 90 years, before going to The Beacon.

On Oct. 13, 1948, Stanley was united in marriage to Doris (Paulson) at Le Sueur River Lutheran Church in New Richland. The couple was blessed with four children: LeAnn, John, Marsha and Kevin.

Stanley was a farmer for many years. He worked for Peterson Electric and also worked for Design Homes, and Kohnert and Youngberg Construction. Stanley was fortunate enough to call work his hobby. He loved what he did, from carpentry to wood working and fixing just about anything in the house.

Stan always liked the outdoors, and he enjoyed mowing his lawn. In his later years he also enjoyed spending time with Marilyn Meyer and her family at their cabin on Reeds Lake. Stan was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where at one time he served as the church president, on the church council and on the St. Olaf Cemetery Board, where he was proud of the Avenue of Flags display. He also drove school bus for the NRHEG school district for 13 years.

He is preceded in death by both parents; wife, Doris Herbst, in 1991; brothers Glen (Delerene) Herbst, Russell (Luella) Herbst, Harvey Herbst, Dewey Herbst and Homer Herbst; brother in-law, James Paulson; and nephew, Randy Paulson.

Stanley is survived by his four children, LeAnn (Dean) Buendorf of New Richland, John (Cheryl) Herbst of New Richland, Marsha (Bob) Heers of Owatonna and Kevin (Lori) Herbst of Albert Lea; special friend, Marilyn Meyer, and her daughter, Belinda (Jerry) Gold; grandchildren Chad (Kari) Buendorf, Troy (Theresa) Buendorf, Scott (Dawn) Tangen, Dena (special friend, Lance) Herbst, Matthew (Laurel) Heers, Nathan (fiancee, Nicole) Heers, Allison (special friend, Mark) Herbst and Adam (special friend, Katie) Herbst; great-grandchildren Devin, Kia, Clara, Eva, Nellie, James, Kaleb, Maci and Everly; sisters in-law LeVine Paulson and Hazel Bach; as well as many other loving nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.