Kirby Shane Herrick
LINCOLN - Kirby Shane Herrick, 44, of Lincoln, formerly of North Platte, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at his home in Lincoln.
He was born June 1, 1964, in Denver, Colo., to Bonnie Jeanne Zysset Herrick and Lynn Lewis Herrick. He grew up and attended school in Aurora, Colo., until his junior year when his family moved to North Platte. He graduated from North Platte High School with the Class of 1982.
After graduating, Kirby moved to Arizona where he met his wife Carole Mattson of Tucson, Ariz. She was the love of his life for several happy years. Kirby worked construction in Arizona until 2001 when he moved back to Nebraska. He was employed with Rivers Metal Products in Lincoln as a material processor until failing health caused him to retire.
Kirby was a unique man. There was more kindness and compassion in his tired heart than some people will ever know in their lifetime. He loved his family with all his heart and was a sensitive brother, humble son, entertaining uncle and sincere friend. Kirby was an avid sports fan, both athletic wise and spectator wise. He had a competitive spirit and loved a challenge. His fun loving spirit and the memories he has given us will never be forgotten. You will remain forever in our hearts, Kirb. We love and miss you.
Survivors include his daughter, Bonnie Jean Herrick of Safford, Ariz.; his mother, Bonnie Jeanne Zysset Herrick of North Platte; his father, Lynn Lewis Herrick of Brady; his sisters, Tawni Gae (Bob) Avery-Stewart and Tandi Rae (Rob) Ashburn all of North Platte; his brothers, Kim (Kendy) Herrick of North Platte and Rocky (Tamie) Herrick of St. Johns, Ariz. and numerous nieces, nephews and other family.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Carl and Aurie Zysset; his paternal grandparents, Lee and Mae Herrick; and a nephew.
Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Pastor Harold Rhea of the Church of Christ officiating. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so today from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel and Monday before the memorial service. On-line condolences may be left at odeanchapel.com.
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