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Rick Herpich

Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home

Peabody, KS


Rick Herpich, 54, of Peabody, died Tuesday, October 8th, 2013, at his home in Peabody. He was born November 9, 1958 at Herington. The son of Fred Lee, Jr., and Gladys E. (Hamilton) Herpich.

Mr. Herpich was a truck driver for U. S. Foods the last ten years. He had worked for Dolly Madison Bakery in Emporia for thirteen years. His hobbies were antique shopping, gardening vegetables, and fishing. He was baptized and confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He attended Woodbine Grade School and was the last graduating 8th grade class before the school closed. He graduated from White City High School with the class of 1977.

He married Heather L. Sump, May 3, 2003, at Green, Kansas.

He is survived by -
Wife: Heather of the home in Peabody
Daughter: Ashley Johnson (husband-Tyson) of Strong City
Parents: Fred and Gladys Herpich of Abilene
Sister: Jennifer Phillips (husband-Joel) of Haymarket, VA
Three grandchildren: Briley Johnson
Gauge Johnson
Brendan Johnson
Twin nieces: Hannah and Haley Phillips

He was preceded in death by an infant sister Nancy Herpich in 1960.

Ricks request for family and friends; no flowers but to plant bushes, trees,or plants in his memory or Memorials are requested, to the St. John Cemetery Fund, White City; and they may be sent in care of the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.

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