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Eustis Resident: Rose J. Herrick, age 99 (1913-2013)

Rose J. Herrick, 99 of Eustis, Nebraska, died on May 26th, 2013 at the Elwood Care Center.

Rose was born July 23rd, 1913 at Eustis to William and Caroline (Ebele) Janus. Rose graduated from Eustis High School.

Following high school, Rose became a teacher and taught rural school northwest of Eustis. After a few years of teaching, Rose decided to move to Chicago with her sister, Lucy. Rose and Lucy lived and worked together in Chicago for several years. On April 24th, 1937, Rose married Joseph Herrick in Chicago and the couple continued to reside in the area their entire married lives. Rose got a job working at Sears and remained with the store until her eventual retirement. Mr. Herrick preceded Rose in death in 2001. Despite living in Chicago for so many years, Rose had maintained a connection to her roots in Eustis and in 2006 she returned to Eustis to be closer to family.

Rose was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and only consented to having DISH service so that she could watch her beloved team play. While in Chicago, Rose lived very close to Wrigley Field, but never attended any of the games in person. While Rose lived nearly an entire century, she was content to never own a car or obtain a driver’s license. She enjoyed her French Poodle and always maintained a close relationship with her sister, Lucy.

In addition to her husband, Rose was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters and three brothers.

Rose is survived by several nieces and nephews; her St. John’s Lutheran Church family; and many other friends.

Memorial services will be held (today) Thursday, May 30th, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis with Pastor Harold Laursen officiating. Inurnment will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.

A memorial has been established in her memory. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.

Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.

 




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