John Herr


Mr. John S. Herr, 85, of Davenport passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for John, will be 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 9, 2011 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Davenport.  Visitation will be 4-7pm Friday (today)  at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, with a Notre Dame Rosary offered at 4 pm that all are invited to attend.  Honoring John’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  Private family Inurnment will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal with military honors provided by Davenport American Legion Post #26 of which he was a former member. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Anthony’s Care and Share Program, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic grade school, Assumption High School or Genesis Hospice.

John Stephen Herr was born February 4, 1926 in Pontiac, Illinois a son of Jesse J. and Marie Irene (Eddy) Herr. He was united in marriage to Georgiana Craven on February 18, 1950 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Odell, Illinois. John proudly served our country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. Following his service he graduated from Notre Dame University.  

John worked in the corporate world prior to opening his own accounting firm. He was a former member of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce, Elks Club, National Society of Public Accountants, Accountant Association of Iowa,  National Taxpayers Association, Davenport Diocese Lay Council, past President of both the Quad City Tip Club and the Notre Dame Club of the Quad Cities, a former member of the Lay Advisory Board of Notre Dame University, Knights of Columbus Loras Council 532.


Survivors include his loving wife of over 61 years, Georgiana and their children, daughters, Diana Herr, Rochester, MN and Kathleen “Kate” Means and her husband Doug, Sydney, NE;  sons, John S. Herr II and his wife Tammy, Milan, IL, Jesse J. Herr and his wife Ann Marie, Chicago, IL, Frank Herr and his wife Cynthia, La Grange, IL; 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; his sister Irene Tyrell, Shorewood, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law, James and Maureen Herr and a brother-in-law, Stanley Tyrell.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting John’s obituary at

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