Edward Herter

Herter, Edward E. A longtime resident of Arlington Heights and lifelong resident of Illinois, passed away suddenly at Northwest Community Hospital, at the age of 90, on Saturday, December 30, 2017, after a brief illness. Edward was born in Chicago, and as he liked to tell people, it was "the year Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic." that was in 1927. On November 6th of that year, Edward and Elsa (nee Milbrandt) Herter and sister, Virginia (Johnston), welcomed a son, and baby brother. Edward spent most of his childhood working on the family mushroom farm in Villa Park, IL. He attended York High School and then attended and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1951 where he majored in journalism. Edward married Hazel (nee Jarvi) in 1954 and they celebrated 55 years of marriage before her passing in 2009. During their life together, they celebrated the births of two sons, Christopher E. (Laura Sullivan) and Craig A. (Evelyne), and his granddaughters Maija and Elisa. Edward warmly welcomed Stephanie, Aleece, and Kristen Sullivan (children of Laura Sullivan) and Joan Henning (dear friend/companion) into the Herter family. And, lest we forget his beloved granddog, Wolfgang. Edward retired from the Chicago Sun-Times in 1986 after more than three decades of service. During his retirement years, Edward found happiness in restoring an old farmhouse in Ontario, Wisconsin, where he also grew shallots and apples, and sold them at the farmers market. He loved telling jokes that would make you groan. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Elsa, and beloved wife Hazel. He is survived by his sister Virginia, sisters-in-law Dorothy and Nancy, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service from 11:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon, at Faith Lutheran Church, 431 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Edward will be interned with Hazel at Hilltop Rest Cemetery in Ontario, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 431 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Info (847)253-0224 or www.Meadowsfh.com

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 3, 2018