Daniel Richard Hergenroder

January 13, 1951January 21, 2023
Obituary of Daniel Richard Hergenroder
Daniel R. Hergenroder of Saraland, AL finished his tour of duty this past Saturday. Dan, Dr. Dan, Mr Shades, or just 'that guy' was an undeniable presence. While growing up Dan fished and the rivers around Mobile, AL never stopped calling him. This watery pull, and a pending draft, led him to choose to enlist in the Navy. As a proud Petty Officer First Class, his travel and experiences on the USS Independence molded him (that and every Western ever made or written). After his naval tours in the US and overseas, he enjoyed engaging in good chats, imparting wisdom, learning, hearing good music, reading tons of books, and cheering 'Roll Tide'. Each spring he was impatient to hear baby martins cheeping in the birdhouses he'd hung and grew gardens of wildflowers. It was here he'd visit, write poems, stories, songs, and jokes. His 'real' mission was to always share a laugh. It didn't matter whether a good joke, a corny groanworthy one, or how receptive we were. Dan's list of jokes goes on, but here are just a few...snake, Big Mac, Mother Teressa, pirate, bad dog and trophy wife. Services are on January 27th @ 130pm, at the Alabama Veterans Cemetery in Spanish Fort committal shelter. In lieu of any flowers, please donate to his local Disabled American Veterans (DAV): DAV Leo Dubose Chapter 35; PO Box 472; Saraland, AL 36572 Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Hergenroder family.

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  • George Hergenroder Father (deceased)
  • Louise Adams Mother (deceased)
  • Wilmer "Sonny" Adams Step-father (deceased)
  • Deborah Hergenroder Beloved Wife (deceased)
  • Kim & Bruce Hebert Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Neil Jones Son
  • Joe Hergenroder Son
  • David Adams Brother (deceased)
  • Colleen Adams Sister (deceased)
  • Stephen Hergenroder Brother (deceased)
  • Wayne Adams Brother
  • Ronnie Hergenroder Brother
  • Les Hergenroder Brother
  • Larry Hergenroder Brother
  • Vince Hergenroder Brother
  • Survivors also include innumerable other relatives

Past Services

Friday, January 27, 2023

Funeral Service