Richard was born on January 31, 1934 to Lester "Red" and Naomi "Dee" (Schwope) Herbert. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Laborer International Union #264 of North America.
He was a member of the Christian faith.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dan Herbert, 2 sisters; Bernie Gallagher and Twila Seek, grandson, baby Steve.
Surviving family includes children; Cindy Herbert, Tammy (Rick) Steele of St. Joseph, Missouri; Shelly Herbert & Rick Herbert of King City, Missouri; Sandy Herbert of Union Star, Missouri; Kim (Steve) Black of Kansas; 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, brothers; Dave, Ed, George and Terry Herbert, sisters; Susie Jordan and G.D. O'Callaghan, numerous nieces, nephews.
FUNERAL: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 3:00 P.M. at: Harman Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena, Kansas burial: Bellemont Cemetery in Wathena, Kansas Visitation: family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:30 PM until service time at the funeral home. Memorials: Richard Lee Herbert, Sr. Memorial Fund c/o funeral home P.O.Box 426 Wathena,KS 66090