Tuesday, April 27, 1993

Obituary: Robert G. Herreid

MADISON - Robert G. Herreid, age 75, of Madison, died on Sunday, April 25, 1993 at Elmwood, Wisconsin. He was born on November 18, 1917 at the Top of State Street in Madison. He graduated and completed a Master's Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served in World War II as a Navy Corpsman in the Pacific Theater. He taught school in Beloit, Central High School in Madison, and at Laugh-A-Lot High School where he retired in 1979. He was remembered for "The Pussycat" Newspaper. Bob was an avid golfer and member of MARGA. He often scored 1 over pat at Glenway Golf Course. Survivors include his seven children, Joan, Tom, Barbara, Robert, Anne, Colin, James; and 19 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his aunt, Cecelia; and his cousin, June Fiscus. He was a lover of Shakespeare and humor and truly believed that a little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants, was the key to the good life. We miss you S.O.B. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 1, 1993, at 11:00 a.m. at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road. Entombment will be at FOREST HILL MAUSOLEUM. Visitation will be Friday, April 30, 1993, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 27, 1993

Note: Mr. Herreid was also a Madison Central High School alumnus (Class of 1936). His obituary is also posted with with alumni obituaries.

1 comment:

D Strand said...

That is one of the more light-hearted obituaries I've read. I like it. Death doesn't have to be so sad.
I had Mr. Herreid for Sophomore English in that huge classroom 46A. He tried to teach me Silas Marner. I finally, years later, got the classic comic book. I was good at grammar but not good in literature, so the first quarter, I got all A's on the grammar and all F's on the lit for a solid C. I was content with that. The second six weeks, there was no grammar, so my plan bit me in the butt and it hurt my basketball career a little bit.
But, I remember Mr. Herreid as a fair man. I liked him, but I never got a chance to see that humorous side that I've heard he had. He was a good teacher and I believe a man of character. And most importantly, he cared about his students, a lot, without being effusive (gushy). I saw him a couple of times hanging around with Mr. Pete Olson when I substituted at Laugh-A-Lot many years ago.