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Visitation with the Family

First Christian Church of Herington
Saturday December 26th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

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Immanuel Lutheran Church
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Gene L. Herpich

Gene’s life began on December 22, 1959 in Herington.  He was the son of Donald Herpich and Shirley (Bell) Herpich-Harmon.  Gene was a 1978 graduate of Herington High School.  He loved to farm and ranch.  Gene owned his own spraying business and did custom farming for area farmers.  He was united in marriage to the former Alfrieda Byers on August 31, 2003 at the First Christian Church in Herington. Gene was a good steward of his land and loved to work.  He enjoyed deer and dove hunting, shooting clay pigeons and downhill skiing in Colorado.  Gene was very social and loved visiting with friends.

His loving family includes his wife Alfrieda of Burdick, mother and step father Shirley and Lester Harmon of Herington; children Nick (Ashley) Herpich of Herington, and Morgan ( James Wegner) Herpich of Abilene; step children Kevin Smith of Chapman, Jami (Chad Weller) Bell of Chapman, Erin Smith of Abilene, Matthew (Crystal) Smith of Raymore, MO, Scott (Sara) Smith of Salina and Randi Smith of Salina; 13 grandchildren; siblings Thomas (Connie) Herpich of Burdick, Kerry (Ken) Swinney of Derby, Scott ( Kathy) Herpich of Herington, and Lori (Arthur) Hughes of Wichita and several nieces and nephews. 

Gene passed away on December 21, 2020 at Via Christi-Manhattan.  He is preceded in death by his father.  His family will gather with friends on Saturday December 26, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Herington led by Pastor Shawn Baird.  He will be laid to rest in Sunset Hill Cemetery following the service.  Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington is serving the family.  Memorial contributions in Gene’s name may be directed to Dickinson County Home Health and Hospice.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory at www.ymzfh.com

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Gene always called me "Mrs. Eddie Bob". Rarely did he use my name. I knew he was doing it out of love and respect for my hubby.

Faye and Gene Eidson Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gene Herpich

Carolyn Andres Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Gene will be missed by all his friends and family. Always had a smile and asked how I was when running into him at the salebarn

Ryand and Tammy Riffel Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

Great man. Awesome classmate. You will be missed my friend.

Dan Magathan Dec 25 2020 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. I went to school with Gene and was in his class. Through all the years we went to school together he was always kind and thoughtful. Rest in peace. See you later.

Gay (McIntyre) Giffin Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

Gene was one of the kindest and best gentleman I have known. He always had a friendly word for everyone. Condolences to the family. He will be greatly missed.

Alice Ruiz Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Gene was a wonderful, kind man and a friend to many. I always enjoyed seeing him and the many conversations we used to have. The video was so telling of his life. I loved watching it. My sympathies to the entire family.

Vikki L Sullivan Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

As many know Gene usually had a "Theory" on how something should be, we had a lot of fun with Gene over the years especially while working at Sunflower with him. He was always calm and there was no job he wouldn't take on. You will be missed Friend.

Tracy and Michelle Jones Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Alfreida and family, so very sorry for your loss.

Jane Dorsey Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Deb and I are so sorry for your loss praying for family and friends.

Rich & Deb Didier Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

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