April 23, 1930 – April 18, 2021
Robert “Bob” Hergert, age 90, of La Salle, Colorado, passed away April 18, 2021, within the care and comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving wife, Arlene, his daughter Kathi, son Steve, and grandchildren. Bob was born April 23, 1930 to Marie and Fred Hergert in Fort Collins. He grew up in the La Salle area and attended Gilcrest schools. Bob married Arlene Fagerberg of La Salle on December 18, 1949 at Christ Community Church in Greeley. They celebrated 71 wonderful years together.
Bob worked 30 years for the Lehan family at Weld County Lumber in La Salle before starting his own business, Hergert Construction. He served his community as a firefighter for 30 years with the La Salle Volunteer Fire Department. He also served as a town board member in La Salle for 7 years. Bob enjoyed being the voice of the Valley Viking for many years, and was also the president of the Pride of the Valley Band Boosters.
Bob and Arlene spent their winters at their home in Mazatlán, Mexico, for 27 years, where they enjoyed playing golf together. They also enjoyed their travels around the world. Bob loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved making dill pickles and beef jerky for his family.
Bob was a role model for us all. He was a man of faith and active member of Christ Community Church. He looked forward to spending time with his church family and especially the E-Group, and coffee hour.
Bob is survived by his wife Arlene, daughter Kathi (Skip) Koenig; son Steve (Lori) Hergert; sister Helen Smith; grandchildren Matt Eisenach, Casey (Jamie) Kummerfeld and Hillary Sauvageau; 8 loving great grand-daughters, and one loving great grandson; as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Elsie Stricker, brother Raymond Hergert, sister Elvina Geisick, and sister Freida Deines.
A Ceremony of Life is to be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021, 2:00 P.M, at Christ Community Church, 1301 15th St., Greeley, CO, with a reception to follow the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Community Church for the Bob Hergert Memorial in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, Macy Chapel, 6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80634.
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Celebration of Life
Thursday, April 29, 2021
May 5, 2021
I was sorry i was not able to be at Bob's Memorial Service. I was out of town. Bob was such a great guy. My earliest memories of moving to Greeley most surely included knowing Bob Hergert.
I remember Weld County Lumber where I had an office as the legal counsel for a few years before it exploded one evening; Master Builders and my representation of those remarkable 3 guys; but mostly of all my years on the Board of the LaSalle Fire Protection District.
You, and Bob exemplify what good marriages and families produce in this country and are all about. I send my love and gratitude in knowing you both.
Finally, I do also remember when you started going to Mazatlán every winter. Such a lucky couple.
Cathy Leha8n Roberts
April 22, 2021
The Hergerts are my family. Bob worked with my dad Ted Lehan as well as my Uncle Pat Lehan at Weld County Lumber for most of those 30 years. This is where Kathi and I started our friendship which has lasted some 65 or so years. Bob called us his "giggle boxes" since us girls would always be laughing about something. Bob was my 2nd dad in my growing up years. I could go on about many memories. Bottom line is that Bob has been "Mr. LaSalle" and he has been the rock of the Hergert family. Wherever you saw Bob, you saw Arlene and vise versa. Bob is one is a billion and always will be.
Val Strother (Christian)
April 21, 2021
Sorry to hear of Bobs passing. I not only knew him as I grew up, but also he was one of my patients at the clinic I worked at.
It was always a joy to have him come in, we often talked of living in Lasalle and familiar people . When I retired he was one of the patients I missed the most.
I pray for Arlene, Steve, Kathy and the rest of the family and friends to find peace in that he is with our Lord and Savior
Mary Lou Schissler
April 21, 2021
The Hergert Family,
So sorry to hear of the death of Bob, another pillar of our small town. Please let your faith in God, your friends and the many great memories
Help you and your families be your strength during these sad times.
Gary and Mary Lou Schissler