Ronald Herbert, age 85, of Hadley, formerly of Imlay City, died Saturday, March 26, 2022. He was born October 7, 1936 in Hazel Park, to George and Edith (Slater) Herbert.
Ronald graduated in 1955 from Imlay City High School and he married Faith Hosking on May 25, 1974 in Auburn Hills. Mr. Herbert worked as a Pattern Repairman at Pontiac Motors Foundry Plant, retiring in 1998. Ron was an active and proud member of the UAW Local #653, he loved his Union Hall colleagues. The Herberts have been members of Hadley Community Church for almost 40 years.
Mr. Herbert spent hours working in his vegetable garden, it was his pride and joy. He always shared wonderful produce with his family, neighbors and friends… and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert canned many vegetables from the garden. Over the years, Ron raised chickens, pigs, cows, ducks, goats and geese. He loved working on the farm and working on his tractor, he was always working on his tractor! Ron enjoyed old cars, he had especially fond memories of the brand new ’57 Chevy he owned as a young man. He often got together for lunch with his classmates from Imlay City (Class of 1955). Ron was always happy to help friends, family and his neighbors. Most of all Mr. Herbert loved time spent with family!
Ron is survived by his wife, Faith Herbert of Hadley; children, Linette Duffie of Davison, Dale Herbert of Tennessee, Erik (Carolyn) Herbert of Florida, Carey (Breanna) Herbert of Kentucky and Krystal (Caleb) Herbert-Bearup of Saginaw; stepsons, Scott Herbert of California and Christopher Hosking of Virginia; grandchildren, Jade (Blake) Mills of Davison, Keenan (Bridget) Duffie of Metamora, Taylor (Albert) West of Davison, Corbin Herbert of Ortonville, Kailey Herbert of Ortonville, Anastasia (Kyle) Silvares of Arizona, Dayanara Herbert of Florida, Nathan (Lauren) Herbert of Florida and Oliver Herbert of Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Camden, Braley, Kaybrie, Gentry, Kensley-Kate, Caleb, Dax, Drenan, Leah and Mason; and twin brother, Donald (June) Herbert of Imlay City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Edith Herbert; son-in-law, Frank Duffie; and siblings, Elaine Babcock, Hazel Zuhlke and Pastor David Herbert.
Ron’s funeral service was held Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Pastor Bruce Craner officiated the service, followed immediately by burial at Greenwood Cemetery (Green Corners Cemetery) in Hadley.
Arrangements made by Muir Brothers of Lapeer. Please share condolences and memories with the family at www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com.