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Edward E. Herter, 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...

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To The Herter Family, My name is Diane Zuber and my husband Tom. We met Ed at Manor Care Nursing Home after my mom's stroke. She was roommates with Hazel. Ed was such a witty and great conversationalist. We have kept in contact over the last 10 years and we always remember his birthday and we call. We got together to eat right after his 90th at Rose Garden in Elk Grove. Ed and Tom would repeat lines from the movie Fargo which they both loved. When we called his phone this year and it was...

We are so sad to hear of Ed's passing. He was a beloved cousin to our mom and visited her faithfully to the end. He was always so kind, funny and interesting....a true gentleman. I'm sure there is a Herter reunion in Heaven. Deepest condolences to Chris, Craig, Virginia and their families.
Melanie Zimmermann Radkiewicz

We were saddened and so surprised to read of Ed's death. He kept in touch with a phone call each Christmas and regularly visited our Mom, his cousin, when she was alive. Many memories of the Villa Park and Addison years and the family reunion picnics in Lombard. Love to the Herter family with our condolences.
Sandy (Zimmermann) and Bob Weith

Even though we are no longer next door neighbors to Ed, Hazel, Chris and Craig, we still remember the fun times we had together. Ed's witty jokes and tales of life experiences will remain with us. And we shall not forget our hysterical family trip to Macks Cafe at Eds recommendation. Bob and I will miss his periodic phone calls and emails. Rest in peace, Ed,in the care of our loving Father.
The Johnson Family

Your memory will live in our hearts. May you rest in peace.

God bless your soul Ed
May you be happy for all eternity in Heaven.

We were lucky to live next door to the Herters for forty years! We really enjoyed our many Saturday morning chats at our kitchen table! Rye goat & coffee was on the menu! Ed, would say no big breakfast, PLEASE. Phi & Ed could talk all day about their many sales stops , downtown.,near north & south! Herters took part in some of our family functions,especially , the graduations of the six O'Grady Kids. Not to mention the many, everyday backyard conversations! We will sure miss you,...

Ed was our neighbor for forty years. We will miss him tremendously. We will treasure our many Saturday morning chats around our our kitchen table. Ed & Phil could talk all day about their years of selling in the Chicago Loop. He truly was the nicest gentleman. He attended many of our kids many graduation parties & many other O'Grady functions!

To the entire Herter family. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Herter for all but 3 of my 9 years at the Sun-Times. I worked in Automotive National for Bill Podkulski and Norm Rosinski, eventually I was promoted to Mr. Dan O'Day's secretary after Jean Parker, who has been advised of her old boss's passing, and he was such a nice man. I still remember him and little Steve who sat near each other making their coffee downstairs. His job was not easy one, numbers basically all day long,...