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Steven A. (Steve) Herrs

KSAL StaffOctober 25, 2019

Steven A. (Steve) Herrs, 64, Salina, passed away October 22, 2019 at his home after an 8-year battle with soft tissue sarcoma cancer. He was born Jan. 4, 1955 in Washington, Kan, to Marvin and Clara (Ohlde) Herrs.

Steve graduated from Linn High School in 1973. He received an associate degree from Cloud County Comm. College in 1975, and his Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in 1977.

Steve married Eunice M. Wiechmann, in 1975 in Barnes, Kan.

In 1977 the couple moved to Concordia, Kan, where Steve began his commercial broadcasting career at KNCK radio.

The couple moved to Norton, Kan, in 1978 where they made their home for the next 38 years. During that time Steve worked 12 years at KQNK radio. In 1990, Steve left broadcasting for a 26-year career in corporate communications at Rural Telephone/Nex-Tech, before retiring in 2017.

While in Norton, Steve was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Steve was also involved in the community, serving on the boards of the Norton County Extension Council, Norton Area Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Kansas Planning and Development Commission and Pioneer Country Development.

Steve is survived by: son, Dustin Herrs (Jessa) of Salina; daughter, Sheena Lobmeyer (Nicholas) of Hays; grandsons, Paxton, Elijah, and Tripp Herrs, and Isaac Lobmeyer; granddaughters, Annabelle and Lainey Herrs; brothers, Harvey Herrs of Horton, DeWayne Herrs (Roberta) of McPherson, and Rodney Herrs (Karen) of Tonganoxie; sisters-in-law, Anita Ohlde (Ronald) of Palmer, and Beverly Winter (Scott) of Manhattan; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice, his parents, brother, Ralph Herrs, sister-in-law, LaDean Herrs, and brother-in-law, Ronald Wiechmann.

Friends may call noon-8 p.m., Sunday, October 27th at Ryan Mortuary, Salina where the family will receive friends from 2-5 that afternoon.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, October 28th, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Salina. Burial will be at approximately 3:00 pm Monday afternoon in the St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery, near Barnes. A time of food and fellowship will follow at the St. John’s Lutheran Church fellowship hall, Palmer.

Memorials are suggested to Christ The King Lutheran Church, Salina, Kan.

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