Richard R. “Tubby” Herges, age 70 of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Eb Scheffers officiating. Interment will be in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in St. Rosa.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Richard Raymond Herges was born March 22, 1952 in Melrose, Minnesota to Eugene “Red” and Alma (Brickweg) Herges. Tubby graduated from Melrose High School. He worked at Jennie-O for over 20 years until his retirement. Tubby enjoyed fishing on Big Birch Lake and had a passion for flowers and gardening. He was wonderful storyteller and loved making maple syrup with his brother, Joe.
Survivors include his brothers and sisters, Linda (Wayne) Engstrand of Chandler, Arizona, Randy (Suzy) Herges of Waconia, Ronald (Dee) Herges of Battle Creek, Michigan, Steve (Jeanette) Herges of Pelham, Alabama, brother-in-law, Paul Schneider of Perham, Joe Herges of Melrose, and Ann (Brad Klatt) Tschida of Melrose; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Tubby was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mary Schneider on November 28, 2015.