Donald R. Herrington

February 11, 1936September 9, 2019

Donald Ray Herrington February 11, 1936 – September 9, 2019

Donald Herrington, 83, of Lincoln, passed away September 9, 2019. He was born February 11, 1936 to Gladys and Louis Herrington in Plattsmouth, NE. Don was a retired fireman. Don is survived by his wife, Kathryn “Kathy” of 66 years. In that time, they enjoyed many years travelling as a family and later in life as a couple on their motorcycle. He will be missed by daughters; Shelly (Jim) Portis of Lincoln, NE; Donna Shepard of Lincoln, NE; Julie (Jim) Meyer of Lincoln, NE; son; Mike Herrington of Bennington, NE. Don was blessed with 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Brothers Howard (Sonny) Herrington of Fremont, CA; twin Ronald Herrington of Lincoln, NE; Robert (Barbara) Herrington of Syracuse, NE as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; Sister Beverly Rice; sisters in law Delores “Tootie” Herrington and Patty Herrington and a son in law, Thomas Shepard.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday September 17, 2019 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street with Pastor Mike Kidder officiating. Cremation, no visitation. Private graveside services. Memorials may be given to the family for a charitable donation to be made in Don’s memory at a later date.


  • Paula Carlson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Erin Shepard, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Justin Meyer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jillian Stark, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Taylor Thiele, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Marisa Herrington, Honorary Pallbearer

  • In Care Of The Family For Future Designation


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Donald R. Herrington

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Dean Biles

September 18, 2019

I have fond memories of working with Donnie at Station 1. I will miss his constant smile and pleasant attitude. Our prayers are with his family.

Gary & Betty Powell

September 16, 2019

Kathy and family----So sorry to hear about Don passing. Our sympathy goes out to you and your family. Remember the times we spent with you socializing with Diann & Ivan and Ron & Pat when the kids were little. Our thoughts are with you.

Gary and Betty Powell

Russ Herrington

September 16, 2019

Uncle Don, your sense of humor always made it fun to be around you. I remember that many of your jokes and funny stories came from your experience of cutting your finger off. I remember you told us on one of your trips to California you went to give some hippies the peace sign with that hand and it appeared to the hippies as if you were flipping them off! I always loved it when you would put that finger up to your nose and it appeared your finger was all the way up in your brain. Aunt Kathy, Shelley, Donna, Julie, and Mike, I know you guys truly miss Uncle Don. It's been a tough road, and although it may sound cliche , we know Uncle Don is at peace now!

Teresa Shoemaker

September 16, 2019

Aunt Kathy and family, Uncle Don was a very very special man in my life. There was nothing that he would not do for our family. He will be greatly missed but I will hold on to all the beautiful memories and be thankful that I’m a part of his story.
Love you all, Teresa

Christine Steiner

September 13, 2019

Aunt Kathy and family, my family and I are blessed to be a part of your family. Uncle Don was my hero. I’m glad I’m a part of his story. I was his “Sam”. My children loved him. They talk about the pickles he had, the coins he showed them. Great memories. Love you all. Christine

Penny Herrington

September 13, 2019

Sorry for your loss aunt kathy and family. We all so lucky to have a great man in all are lives. He will sure be missed! But his memories will continue on .love all. Penny,Ron

Dee Herrington

September 13, 2019

Kathy (Mom) During this time of sorrow, may the gentle presence of friends and the caring love of family help to comfort you. I am deeply and sincerely sorry for the loss of Don (Dad). You are always in my thoughts and prayers. You have been my only parents for most of my adult life. I have so many fond memories of visiting you with Taylor and Marisa. My love goes out to the entire family at this time. Love you forever. Dee

Debbie Herrington- Anderson

September 13, 2019

Aunt Kathy and family,
We will always remember your families generosity by taking us kids with you on road trips from California to Nebraska. Uncle Don loved the Tom T Hall song "The old yellow school bus" and played it many times for several days on our trips.
Uncle Don was a wonderful man of integrity!
Our prayers and hearts are with all of you during this difficult time.
Much love,

Kurt & Helen Abker

September 12, 2019

Kurt and I were blessed by any time we got to spend with Don. We drive his truck with pride, keeping all the fire dept stickers and his picture in it as a tribute to him.

May God give peace and comfort to you,
Kurt & Helen Abker

Patricia Hamer Kitchen

September 11, 2019

Kathy and Family;
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a gem of a guy..proud Belmonter.

The Family of Ed & Doris Hamer