Breth, Herbert W. July 9, 1932 - August 5, 2013. The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Herbert W. Breth, age 81, will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 8, 2013 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony rural Albany, MN. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Herb died Monday morning at the Pine Haven Care Center in Melrose. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the church in St. Anthony. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes. Herb was born July 9, 1932 in St. Anthony, MN to Stephen and Catherine (Gerads) Breth. He grew up in St. Anthony and entered the U.S. Army when he was 18. After his discharge, he returned to the area and was a Butter Maker at the St. Anthony Creamery and then the Miere Grove Creamery. He married Irene Cherne in 1961 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. In the fall of 1966, the couple moved to Coon Rapids where Herb worked as an Operating Engineer at Mercy Hospital. He retired in 1994 and the couple returned to St. Anthony. Herb was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Stephens Catholic Church Knights of Columbus in Anoka, Anoka American Legion and Coon Rapids V.F.W. Herb is survived by his children; Jan (Randy) Beers, Columbia Heights; Jim Breth, Isanti; Debra Conard, Woodbury; grandchildren, Brett, Stephanie, Rachel and Hannah. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Dorain Layton, Portland, OR; Reinhard Breth, Upsala; Irene Pierskalla, Albany; and Stephen Breth Jr. Albany. Herb is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Irene, his son, Jeff and his brothers, Martin Breth and Werner Breth.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.