On the morning of Jan. 4, 2022, Richard Herschman, 83, was reunited with the love of his life, his wife, Lynne. He passed away peacefully of a broken heart at Logan Health in Cut Bank, Mont.
A reception will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Cut Bank. A celebration of life for both Dick and Lynne will be held this summer when family and friends can all come together.
Dick was born Dec. 15, 1938 to Antone and Ann Herschman on the family farm in the Mission Valley. He was raised and graduated high school in the Mission Valley.
After high school he joined the Army. He was stationed at McGregor Range in N.M., where he worked with Ajax defense missiles.
In July 1960, he came back to Montana, and on July 9, he married his sweetheart, Lynne Davis, in Polson. Soon after the wedding, Dick and Lynne moved to El Paso, Texas, where he finished his stint in the Army. After leaving El Paso, they moved to Stockton, Calif., where he went to work for PG&E. A few years later, they moved back to the Mission Valley and took over the farm from his parents, where they continued to raise sheep.
They later sold the farm and moved to Polson, Mont., where Dick worked at the plywood mill. He then worked at the Gambles store until 1974, when the family moved to Cut Bank. He worked with his brother, Herb, in construction, until going to work for Union Oil. He ran the gas plant at the Reagan Camp until his retirement.
Dick was always active in his kids’ lives. Whether it was being a baseball coach and umpire, to scouts, or football, he was at every event.
Dick had an amazing green thumb, and many in the community were blessed with his famous tomato plants. He was also an avid fisherman. Especially after retiring, a lot of time was spent on the boat in the water. He joins his fishing buddies, Big Guns, Walter B., Jess, Danny, Jerry, Mack, and Dave.
After 83 days apart, Dick is reunited with his wife of 61 years, Lynne. He is also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cheri; son, Michael; sister, June; and brothers, Herb and Marlin.
Survivors include his son, Chris (Sabine) of Germany; daughter, Ann (Glen) Gorman of Cut Bank; grandchildren, Steven (Manuela), Daniel, Jennifer (Markus), all of Germany, Tim (Tia) of Lewistown, Jordon of Cut Bank, Joshua and Seth of Albuquerque; great grandchildren, Leni, Nick, Noah and Dottie Quinn, all of Germany.
Condolences can be made to www.asperfh.com.