Henry David Herron, 78, of Coon Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at his home in Coon Rapids.
A celebration of life reception will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the American Legion in Coon Rapids.
A public graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Orange Township Cemetery near Coon Rapids. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Navy and the Coon Rapids American Legion.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Coon Rapids, and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.
Henry was born on June 16, 1943, in Carroll, Iowa, and was a son of Beryl and Beryle “Margaret” (Whalley) Herron. He grew up in the Whiterock area on his family’s farm and attended Coon Rapids High School. Henry enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served nine years. He served on a mine sweeper, USS Firm, during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge, Henry lived in Minnesota, Virginia, Florida and Illinois before moving back to Coon Rapids in 2003 to retire. Henry enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with his nieces and nephews, and socializing with his many good friends.
Henry is survived by a daughter: Teri Slaughter of Kansas City, Missouri; a son: Brian Herron (Freddie) of Bolivar, Missouri; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters: Arlene McDaniel of Coon Rapids, Zoeanna Jacobsen of Coon Rapids, and Diana Blair of Boone; two brothers: Howard Herron (Gayle) of Coon Rapids and Harley Herron (Brenda) of Coon Rapids; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Frances Mendenhall and Neva Laborde.