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Jim Herbers

August 3, 2016

Jim Herbers, 63, of Newton died on August 3, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born January 28, 1952 to Charlotte and Alvin Herbers in Topeka, Kansas. He grew up in Valley Falls and Holton Kansas.  He graduated from Holton High School and attended Kansas State University earning a Bachelor of Science, Agriculture Degree. Jim married Anita (Jackson) on June 17, 1978 in Independence, Missouri.  They had two children, Eric and Stephanie.  Jim worked as a Combine Service Specialist for AGCO for over 30 years. He is preceded in death by his father, Alvin Herbers; mother, Charlotte Herbers; sister, Marian Hunter; and niece, Rechelle Kersh.  He is survived by wife, Anita Herbers; son, Eric (Ashley) Herbers; daughter, Stephanie Herbers; brothers, Ralph (Charlene) Herbers, Jack Herbers; and sisters, Julia (Dale) Fahrmeier, Mary Susan (Steve) Cole, Lois (Bryan) Sechrist.  A gathering will be held at Petersen Funeral Home from 5-7pm on Wednesday August 10, 2016.  Memorials may be made to Kansas State University Foundation.

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9 thoughts on “Jim Herbers

  1. Anita, Stephanie, Eric & families,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I thought the world of Jim, I will cherish the memories of times long ago of him. May you all find comfort in the arms of God during this time.

  2. My deepest condolences. Jim and my dad, David McClintock, were in the Class of 1970 at HHS.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He left us too soon and will be missed by anyone who ever knew him. I’ve known Jim for the last 25 years. I never knew him until AGCO, but I found we knew the same people I grew up with. I liked Jim and respected the passion he always had for the Gleaner combines. “Until our paths cross again, take care Jim.”

  4. Anita and family,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Jim (Herbie) was a great friend and a loyal classmate. I have enjoyed many years of knowing him and have shared in making many awesome HHS Class of 70 memories with him. Our class get togethers will never be the same without him. My sympathy to you all in your loss. May God comfort you in the days to come and bring you peace. God Bless.

  5. I got the opportunity to fight combines next to Herbie for about 6 years. He was such a supportive and helpful guy, always a wealth of knowledge with the patience to deal with the emotions of customers, dealers, and co-workers. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.

  6. Stephanie,
    I was so very sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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