John Buckles Herron


February 4, 1925 - August 21, 2011


John Buckles Herron was born February 4, 1925 at Armour to John and Sara (Hatfield) Herron. He grew up and attended school at Alexandria. He served in the US Army during WWII where he received three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. On July 4, 1945 he married Emma Kowalke. They resided in Mitchell where John was employed by the City of Mitchell, where he worked in the Parks Department and was the cemetery sexton for many years. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, the VFW, DAV and the Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Emma, three daughters: Barbara (Don) Merritt, Lexington, NC; Linda (Dennis) Hargan, Mitchell; Dawn (Carey) Clark, Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one sister, Margie North of Huron.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant daughters, five brothers and six sisters.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, August 25, 2011
10:00 AM
First Lutheran Church
411 North Duff Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Military Graveside Service
Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

entry posted by Betty North on 08-25-2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

entry posted by Kathie Allstot on 08-24-2011
I met John many years ago through our cemetery work...he was quite the character and I always enjoyed his stories. May he rest in peace. My sincere condolences. Kathie, Cemetery Sexton, Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Aberdeen
entry posted by Barb Dulaney on 08-23-2011
My deepest sympathy to all . I work with John at K mart he was a nice man he would come in always had a smile on his face. Take care God bless.
entry posted by Keith Cundy on 08-23-2011
My condolences go out to the immediate family. Great Uncle John was a great man. I remember him from all the family reunions. He will be missed.
entry posted by Burt & Pam Stransky on 08-23-2011
Our deepest condolences to John's family. May you find comfort in your memories and knowing he is with his savior.
entry posted by Magan Herron on 08-23-2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle John was a very special man, everytime we would walk in the same room with him, his eyes would light up, especially seeing Noah with me. He will be missed dearly. I hope he is one of the angels that greet me when my time comes.
entry posted by Colleen and Bruce DeJong on 08-23-2011
So very sorry for your loss. John always had a freindly smile and a kind word to say to all. Will miss John at our breakfasts at the Moose. Will always remember they cards being played beforer bingo at the Moose, all the good times that we had there. We need to remember that John is now looking down on us. Take care and God Bless.
entry posted by Dorinda Rauscher on 08-22-2011
I will always remember Uncle John lighting off fireworks at the Bemis farm. We had alot of great times at the farm, eating, playing cards, telling jokes, being together for lots of Christmas's. Uncle John will be missed!
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