Ellen Edith (Johnson) Herr

Born: Fri., Oct. 13, 1916
Died: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 10, 2018
Location: Stout & Son
Burlington Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
Location: Stout & Son
Burlington Chapel

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Ellen Edith (Johnson) Herr, 102, Camden, passed away at 8:45 am Thursday, October 4, 2018, at her home.  She was born October 13, 1916 at Deer Creek.  She was the daughter of Oral & Anna (Irwin) Johnson.  On March 11, 1939 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Deer Creek, she married Robert Herr who preceded her in death on January 19, 2005.

Ellen was a 1939 graduate of Deer Creek High School.  She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Deer Creek Crickets Alumni, and life member of the Helen Bonebrake Chapter #437 Order of the Eastern Star. Ellen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She enjoyed the neighborhood Euchre parties, and traveling with her brother, Lawrence, and sister-in-law, Mary Ellen.  Ellen was a homemaker and lived and worked on the family farm her entire life.  She enjoyed watching college basketball, especially Purdue.

Ellen is survived by her two sons, Emmett Herr, Greentown, and Harold (Kathie Yerkes) Herr, Deer Creek;  grandchildren, Dr. Steven (Deanna) Herr, Jim (Kate) Herr, Kevin (Tracy) Herr, Neal (Ashley) Herr, Melissa (Doug) Hendrix, along with 10 great-grandchildren.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter-in-law, Karen “Kay” Herr; brother, Lawrence (Mary) Johnson; sisters, La Von Johnson, Belva (Bill) Carter; niece, Evelyn Carter; nephew, Kenneth (Nancy) Carter.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice and staff for the care that was given to Ellen during her illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 44 S. Michigan Street, Burlington, with Pastor Marissa Tweed Harrison officiating.  Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery in Deer Creek.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5-7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ellen’s memory to the Faith Lutheran Church or to the Deer Creek Community Center.  Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com

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Curtis & Joetta (Joyce) Schwaninger
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
Our sympathy to the family of Ellen Herr. I (Joetta) have fond memories of Ellen (who invited me for supper one time, of Robert (who called me "windy"), of walking across the 5-acre field and playing with Emmett and Harold when we were young kids. We know you all will treasure your own special memories. May you all be comforted in the love of Jesus and in the salvation that He provides.

A. Marie Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
Offering my condolence to the family of Ellen Herr. As you cherish the many fond memories of Mrs. Herr, reflect on the time when aging..., sickness..., death... and mourning will be no more. (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised and Jesus himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19)
May God’s word bring you comfort during this difficult time and in the days ahead as we await the fulfillment of his promises.......

Teresa & Robert Cooksey
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
Our sympathies are with you at this time of sadness. Ellen was always an interesting person to visit with, and she knew a great many things. Be comforted by the thoughts that she is again with her family and friends in heaven and you will see her again.

Bud and Mary Lynne Harmon
   Posted Wed October 10, 2018
Mary Lynne and I join the many others in offering our condolences at the loss of Ellen. She is remembered for her assistance to so many in the community.

I have particular memories of when I worked for Bob and your grandfather, Lawrence, starting at age 12. I would ride my bike to the farm on Monday morning and stay most of the week, staying at your home. I drove my first team of horses (Bob and Prince) and my first tractor that summer. I was made to feel like one of the family. I still remember the great breakfasts of fried egg on toast with plenty of peanut butter heaped on top.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of the times you shared give you comfort.

   Posted Wed October 10, 2018
My son, Torm, and I were saddened at the loss of Ellen because we both have cherished memories of the kindnesses of the Herr family to our Joyce family. It was only after Ellen passed that Torm told me of a time when he was around 20-25 years old and he and a friend drove from Indianapolis to take care of something for me on the farm where Grandpa Chet and Grandma Kate lived that Ellen and Robert were so kind and gracious to him during that bitterly cold day. Torm's bronco was stuck in the snow and Robert came over with the tractor and pulled the bronco out of the snow, and then Ellen served Torm and his friend some warm soup afterwards. This was a typical kindness of Ellen and Robert and I am grateful for their years and years of devotion to our family. May these and other stories of their blessings bring comfort to your hearts.

Wayne Beck
   Posted Thu October 11, 2018
My condolences to the family of Ellen Herr. I have many fond memories of her as my Sunday School teacher and the times we visited when we would stop to buy eggs.
Wayne Beck