Loren D Herrli

July 4, 1927March 21, 2013
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Loren D. Herrli, 85, passed away, Thursday, March 21, 2013, at VNA Charlier Hospice in Evansville, IN. He was born, July 4, 1927, in Osceola, IN.

He graduated from Purdue University with an engineering degree. He had worked as a mechanical engineer for Kent Plastics, Ball Plastics, and Phillips Plastics. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. He was the USI Coordinator of Athletic Development. Loren was one of the founding members of the USI Varsity Club in 1971 and served on the Varsity Club Board of Directors. He was a member of the Platinum Varsity Club; USI Eagles Coaches Club; and USI Presidents Associates Giving Society. Loren served on the USI Foundation Board of Directors for 16 years. He established the Loren D. Herrli Scholarship in 2000 to benefit an USI engineering major. Loren never met a stranger; he could light up a room. He was a man you would never forget after you met him.

He was preceded in death by parents, George & Ruth Herrli; brother, Richard Herrli; first wife, Rosemary Herrli; and second wife, Audrey Herrli.

Loren is survived by daughters, Leslie Schoenbaecher (Robert) of Evansville, Denise Oran (Steve) of Wadesville; granddaughter, Tara Oran; great-granddaughter, Sofia England; brother, Eldon Herrli (Kate), IN; sister, Christine Rouch, TX; step-daughter, Joanne Klueg; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2:00PM, Monday, March 25, 2013, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dennis Adams. Friends may visit Sunday, March 24, 2013, from 2:00pm until 6PM and Monday from 12:00PM until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association or to the Loren D. Herrli Scholarship at USI.

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Deaconess Clinic Dermatology

March 25, 2013

Deepest sympathy to your family. We will miss Mr. Herrli's feistiness! We had many good laughs while he was giving us grief about our worthless coffee pot:) I hope the coffee tastes better in Heaven, you deserve it! God Bless and keep you!

March 25, 2013

Nothing Beautiful In This World Is Ever Really Lost Those We Cherish Will Always Live On In Memory.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Deaconess Home Medical Equipment and Infusion Staff

Bill Gillenwater

March 25, 2013

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family as you struggle through the grief and sadness. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

March 25, 2013

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this time of Sorrow. Nurses at The Heart Group

Lisa Fabian

March 25, 2013

Dear Denise, Steve, and Leslie,

Uncle Loren, will be missed by so many! There is no one in this world that could light up a room like he could, with that infectious smile and great wit. I'd like to think that he helped make me who I am today - stronger because I endured his teasing, but all the while knowing he only teased those he loved. As I write this through my tears I realize the depth of love he had for his family. He was a great man. The world seems less happy today because he is gone. But I guarantee that heaven is rejoicing (and laughing) as he enters the heavenly gates!

May The Lord wrap His loving arms around you all and comfort you.


Jay Kirihara

March 24, 2013

Loren: I'm proud to carry on your torch of goodness and diligence.

Debbie Kirihara

March 24, 2013

Loren - you were a great man. A positive influence on me and most likely many, many people whom you have touched over the years. I will never forget your joy for life, your infectious positive attitude and above all your kindness. You are safe in your home in heaven and I will see you again.

Natalie Daugherty

March 23, 2013

Denise, Steve, Tara, and Sophia
Very sorry for your loss, from what I remember Loren was a very nice kind man. God Bless you Dee Dee there will be days it will feel like you think about him all day, a song , a place you visited together will bring back memories, just know time will heal the hurt, he is in a better place. Love you all! Natalie, Jimmy, and Dalton

John Willias

March 23, 2013

Herrli Family, Sorry to hear about Loren. I have known him for over 35 years though USI Varsity Club. We had a lot of fun at the many games we attended at home and on the road. Have been gone for 6 years from the area and have not seen him. You all have my deepest sympathy. John

March 23, 2013

Denise & Leslie,

Your father was a wonderful friend of 40+ years who I will miss forever. I feel very fortunate to have known and worked with him. He brought laughter and wisdom to my life. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Randy Calvert