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Jim Herdt

Jim Herdt

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Obituary

James "Jim" Herdt, age 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Froedtert of West Bend Hospital. He was born on July 15, 1948, in Merrill, WI to Alex and Phyllis (nee Schultz) Herdt. First and foremost, Jim was a loving and caring husband and father. He retired from WE Energies after 45 years of hardworking and very dedicated service. Above all, Jim enjoyed dancing with his wife, second to that Jim had a hobby of coin collecting. Among other things he enjoyed motorcycle hillclimbs, Road America, car shows, home projects and home outdoor landscaping with his grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Dawn of 51 years; daughters, Natasha “Tasha” (Kevin) Wachtl, Kotina “Tina” (John) Pocian; grandchildren, Nicholas Jacobs, Robert Thomas, Shannon Thomas, Brandon Thomas, Codey (fiancé Stacy Leipold) Pocian, John “JJ” (fiancé Jamie Carrigan) Pocian; great-grandchildren, Noah Uelmann and Eliyas Thomas; his mother, Phyllis Weihert; siblings, Jolene (Jody) Gundrum and Jay Herdt. Jim is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jim is preceded in death by his father, Alex, mother-in-law Pearl Hash and father-in-law Richard Strassburg.

A Celebration of Life will be at 3:00PM on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W Paradise Dr. West Bend, WI 53095) with Minister Kevin James presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday, January 16th from 1:00PM until 2:45PM.

A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Jeffrey Smale, Jamie RN and the entire staff at Froedtert West Bend Hospital. We are also thankful for all the prayers from friends and family.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:45pm
    When
    Saturday, January 16th, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm
    Location
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Masks and Social Distancing required
  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, January 16th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 16th, 2021 3:00pm
    Location
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Kevin James

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With our deepest sympathy. Susan & Lee, Barb & Steve, Chuck & Deborah, Joe & Tara
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Kotina Pocian Posted at 02:17pm

Thank you all for planting a tree in honor of Jim! Love, The Herdt Family
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Joseph Stein

Posted at 04:17am
First met Jim in 1963. He was so excited about a new 45 RPM record he had purchased. I will follow him by Little Peggy March. We sat in his bedroom and he played it over and over until his mom asked him to please take a break from playing it. Sorry to hear of the loss to family and friends.
 
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Dawn Herdt Posted at 08:00am

Thanks for the memory's. Something Jim has always done.
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Posted at 06:29pm
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Kotina Pocian Posted at 02:19pm

Thank you all for planting a tree in honor of Jim! Love, The Herdt Family
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