Herschel T. Stewart 89 of Maidencreek Township died Thursday afternoon in his residence. He was the widower of Nancy J. (Witman) Stewart, who died April 28, 2008. They shared a loving marriage of fifty-seven years.
Born in Fairfield, Illinois on August 28, 1929, Herschel was the son of the late Loren T. and Blanche M. (Merritt) Stewart.
Surviving are his children Cheryl wife of John Zissa of Birdsboro, Ricky husband of Sandy Stewart of Reading, Don E. husband of Donna Stewart of Leesport, and Brian “Scott” husband of Dawn Stewart of Fleetwood.
Also surviving are his grandchildren Rick husband of Amber Stewart of Shillington, Michael Jack Stewart fiancé of Stephanie Spahn of Pittsburgh, Seth Stewart of Shillington, Barron Line of Friedensburg, Rosten Houck of Leesport, Demi Rissmiller of Muhlenberg Township, and Derek husband of Helen Iaccarino of Frederick, MD; great-grandchildren Jacob, Rachel, Zachary, Kross, Gracelyn, Bryer, and Jaxon.
Herschel is predeceased by one granddaughter, Amanda Kate Stewart, who passed in 1998.
For twenty years Herschel served his country in the United States Air Force and the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, retiring from from military service in 1968. He retired in 1999 with thirty-one years of service in the United States Postal System, last working as a postal clerk.
Herschel enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golf. He had a “hole in one” at Pleasant Hills golf course at the number six hole.
Funeral services will be held at the Milkins Giles Funeral Home, Inc. Temple on Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 pm with Reverend Doctor Daniel Lute officiating. Friends and family are invited to view from noon until time of service.
Herschel’s family asks contributions in his memory be made to the Wounded Warriors Family Support, 11218 John Galt Blvd, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68137 (www.wwfs.org).
Condolences may be offered to Herschel’s family at milkinsgilesfunerahome.com.
Wounded Warrior Family Support
11218 John Galt Blvd, Suite 103, Omaha NE 68137