John Frederick Herber, Sr.
Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church passed away on Friday, February 25, 2022
John was born on March 27, 1933 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to the late Gerard and Bertha Herber. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Helen (nee Didier) Herber. He was a devoted father to Jerry (Susan) Herber, John Jr. (Debra) Herber, Joe (Carol) Herber, and Carrie (Tim) Genovese. He was also a loving grandfather to 11 grandchildren. Dave (Emily) Herber, Greg (Katie) Herber, Anna Herber, and Kevin Herber; Michael (Nicole) Herber, Kristen Herber, and Patrick Herber; Mary Pat Herber, Thomas Herber, and Matthew Herber; and Peter Genovese. He was also blessed with 5 great grandchildren.
John was a 1955 graduate and life-long fan of the University of Notre Dame. He continued on to earn his PhD. in organic chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. He made his career at Monsanto as a research chemist specializing in functional fluids and his name is on a number of patents.
John was a family man of deep Catholic faith. He was a 4th degree Knight and a member of the White House League, where he attended over 40 annual retreats.
His favorite thing in the world was to spend time with his family and friends. Especially at the lake house originally built by his father on Sylvan Lake in Rome City, Indiana. It is impossible to condense the man that he was into just a few words but it is safe to say that he taught his family by example how to be a good husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
The family would like to thank Leah, the home healthcare nurse, and the staff at St. Agnes for the wonderful care that they provided him over the last several months.