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Herbert Lee King

Friday, January 18, 2013

Herbert "Herb" King, age 87, of Urbandale, and formerly of Storm Lake, died Jan. 14, 2013 in Des Moines.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Herbert "Herb" Lee was born Oct. 20, 1925, to Clarence and Allegra (Schroeppel) King in Schaller. As an infant he was baptized into the Methodist Church in Schaller. Growing up, he attended Eureka #1 Grade School and graduated from Schaller High School in 1943. Herb attended American Institute of Business in Des Moines, from which he graduated in 1949.

On Feb. 25, 1944, Herb entered the United States Navy where he honorably served his country. Herb served in World War II in the Pacific and was honorably discharged on May 7, 1946.

On Aug. 20, 1946, he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Dewey at the Presbyterian Church in Schaller. This union was blessed with five children: Steven, Thomas, Barbara, Susan, and Mark.

Herb was employed by the Storm Lake Production Credit Association for 27 years where he served as a loan officer, manager of the Ida Grove office and president for 21 years. He retired on June 30, 1984, after many years of being committed to those individuals for and with whom he worked.

He was active in both Schaller and Lakeside Presbyterian Churches as an Elder and Deacon. Herb was chairperson for the renovation project of the sanctuary at Lakeside in 1973. He continued to celebrate his faith at the Westkirk Presbyterian Church in Urbandale, Iowa.

Herb was a member of the Schaller City Council, served on the Chamber of Commerce Board in Storm Lake and as an advisor to the Iowa Lakes Community College Agriculture program.

He especially enjoyed traveling to different places with friends and family and wintering in Arizona for 25 years. Herb treasured the memories of serving his country and found joy in sharing stories about it with others. He was proud of his family and cherished the time he was able to spend with them. Herb will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 66 years, Mary; children: Steven (Sue) King of Atlanta, Ga.; Thomas King of Urbandale; Barbara (Jeff) Blough of Johnston; and Susan (Wayne) Bates of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Mark (Jackie) King of Urbandale; grandchildren: Candace (Scott) Foerst of Atlanta, Ga.; Melanie (Jason) Broich of Clive; Michele (Kirk) Nelson of Reno, Nev.; Brian (Erin) King of Nantucket, Mass.; David King of Newport Beach, Calif.; Aaron (Kelli) King of West Des Moines; Michael (Darcy) Bates of Goodyear, Ariz.; Sarah (Reggie) Voyles of Sac City; Lisa King of Urbandale; Allison King of Urbandale; and Adam King of Urbandale; great-grandchildren: Fiona and Sienna King; Madelynne and Cody Broich; Brock and Brynn Nelson; Sydney and Kinnick King; Kylie and Kolbie Bates; and William and Landon Voyles; siblings: Joe (Mabsie) King of California; Mary Lehrer of Ackley; and Mildred (Wayne) Blewitt of West Des Moines; and extended family and many friends.

Herb was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Allegra King; father and mother-in-law, Dr. J.R. and Eva Dewey; step-father, D.J Bennett; daughter-in-law, Colette King; granddaughter, Laura King; brother and sister-in-law, C. Wilfred and Rosemary King; niece, Cheryl King and brother-in-law Linton Lehrer.