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Jack L. Herrick


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Jack L. Herrick Obituary
Herrick, Jack L. (1927-2013) Jack Lynden Herrick passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the age of 85. Jack grew up in Bridgewater, Iowa. He served in the Navy during WWII and attended business school in Omaha, Nebraska, where he met his future wife, Betty Wieseman. Jack's adult life was spent in Dallas, Texas, where he worked 25 years for Braniff International Airways as a service agent until his retirement and, later, as an office manager for J. B. Parks Wholesale Florist. Although a quiet man, Jack spoke for and acted in the best interest and rights of his family. His life revolved around the sports and other activities of his three sons and grandchildren. He served as a fan, Cub Scout den father, Dad's Club member, occasional baseball coach, and supporter of Special Olympics as well as other activities for disabled children. He led the cause to gain outside instructional contracts at a time when the local school system could not provide appropriate educational opportunities for older, disabled students. He comforted and cared for Betty, his wife of 38 years, through her fight with and eventual death from cancer and heart disease. In later years, Jack enjoyed his daily contact with the shut-ins of East Dallas through his service to the Visiting Nurses Association's Meal on Wheels program. Jack was predeceased by his parents, George Everly and Estella Pearl Herrick, his wife, Betty June Wieseman Herrick, and his five sisters. He is survived by three sons: Dr. Mard Alan, John David, and Robert Dean Herrick; their wives: Janie Lindner and Cynthia Thresher Herrick; four grandchildren: Seth Lindner and his wife, Nicole, Erin Brooke, Ty Christopher, and Matthew Benjamin Herrick; and one great-grandchild: Katherine Elizabeth Herrick. A private service will be held in the future as Jack's final act of giving was to the UT Southwestern Medical School "willed body" program. The family would like to thank the staff at San Remo Nursing Center for their loving care and attention during Jack's last few months of life. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given to Dallas area Meals on Wheels (through the Visiting Nurses Association) or Special Olympics, Texas.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on May 30, 2013
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