MATTHEW C. HERRICK LANSING, IL
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Matthew Calvin Herrick, age 90, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010. He was a resident of Lansing since 1974 and previously lived in Chicago. He is survived by three daughters: Linda Swisher, Donna (Robert) Murphy and Barbara (Kenneth) Balcerzak; a son, Wayne (Karen) Herrick; grandchildren: Natalie Herrick (fiance David Martin), Michelle and Michael Balcerzak, Elizabeth Murphy (Paul Martin), Adam (Kelly) Murphy, Chris Murphy (Beth Dolliver) and Kerry Bisset (Jennifer Krause); sisters-in-law: Marie Herrick and Joyce Herrick; brothers-in- law: Fred Marolewski (Cathy Stelmaszek) and Eugene (late Geraldine) Marolewski; great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Matt was born to Charles and Ida (Speed) Herrick on October 5, 1919 in East Palestine, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Esther (nee Marolewski); brothers: William and Edward Herrick; in-laws: Steven and Eugenia Marolewski; brother-in-law, Edward (late Irene) Marlowe; and sister-in- law, Henrietta (late Edward) Keller. After retiring as an electrician with IBEW Local Union 134 in Chicago, Matt learned to fly. He enjoyed being a member of the Illinois Pilots Association South Suburban Chapter, and also looked forward to flying his small plane to annual reunions of his WWII comrades, the U.S. Army 931st Signal Battalion. He was a member of American Legion Edward Schultz Post 697 in Lansing, IL. Matt was a wonderful father and grandfather. He was loved by all. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 Cline Ave., Schererville, IN. Visitation will be Monday, February 15, 2010 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Friends may also visit on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 up until service time. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Memorial contributions may be made to the EAA Young Eagles Program, which introduces youth to aviation; to Camp Quality in Illinois for children with cancer; or to your favorite charity. A celebration of Matt's life will follow the service.
Published in The Times from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2010