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Joe Elson Herr


1934 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Joe Elson Herr Obituary
Joe Elson Herr, 79, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Fort Worth following a prolonged illness. Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Rosser Funeral Home. Interment: A military burial will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday. Memorials: Donations may be made in Joe's honor to the Disabled Veterans Association or a local animal shelter, as Joe loved dogs. Joe was born in Winterset, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 1934, to Stacy Rush Herr and Leta Benson Herr. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for the rescue of a downed pilot in the South China Sea during a typhoon. After retiring from the Air Force in 1973, Joe and his wife, Sylvia, chose to make their home in Cleburne. Survivors: Wife of 43 years, Dr. Sylvia Lansford Herr. He leaves behind his sons, Joe Herr and wife, Ruth, of Grapevine, Jim Herr of Fort Worth and Ben Herr of Austin; daughters, Susan Herr Thomas and husband, Terry, of Austin and Holly Herr of Arlington; and grandsons, Adam and Caleb Thomas of Austin. He also has a brother, Marvin Phillips and wife, Ellen, of Salisbury, Md.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 10, 2014
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