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Dean C. Herr

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On February 23, 2015 @ 2:35 pm In Obituaries | 11 Comments

Dean C. Herr, 82, of Lancaster went home to be with The Lord on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  Born in Bausman PA, he was the son of the late A. Clyde and Helen Herr, and husband of H. Eileen Herr.  Dean and Eileen would have celebrated their 62nd anniversary on May 31st.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Scott, husband of LuAnn, James, husband of Linda, and David, husband of Gwendolyn, two daughters, Bonnie, wife of Robert Horning and Jodie, wife of Lance Eckert, and 28 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters, Dorothy Enterline and Dawn Kissinger, and was preceded in death by a brother, the late Dale Herr.

Dean retired from C.Y. Tanger & Son of Rohrerstown, after 40 years in sales.  Dean was an avid baseball pitcher with East Petersburg, known as “Dizzy Dean” in his youth and then took to playing tennis in his later years.  Dean also enjoyed hunting and deep sea fishing with friends, and telling the associated stories that fishermen have.  Dean was a Member of Calvary Independent Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, and as Deacon and Elder, and he was also active in the Bill Glass Prison Ministry for several years.

Interment will be at the Laurel Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  A praise service will be held in Fellowship Hall at Calvary Fellowship Homes at 10:30 am on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dean’s memory to the Benevolent Fund of Calvary Fellowship Homes, 502 Elizabeth Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601.


Condolences for the family of “Dean C. Herr”

Condolence from June Grimm on February 24th, 2015 6:24 am

Prayers and thoughts are with the family, Dean was one of the most loving, gracious man I knew, always doing things for others and loved the lord with all his heart, I had the privilege of working along side of him in the prison ministries, there he showed his love for God and the people in the prison, I will miss his wonderful sense of humor and his gentleness, But praise the lord we someday will see him again.

Condolence from Linda Bleacher on February 24th, 2015 11:19 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of this very special man. Please know that he was loved by my family for many years. From the time he was Santa for a young girl to the time they were grown up Dean was important to our family. He & Kenny had a special bond and it makes me happy to know they can once again be together in our Lord’s presence. May God grant you His peace in the promise of eternal life through Jesus.

Condolence from Shirley Harsh on February 24th, 2015 1:17 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Herr family with the loss of a brother, husband, father and grandfather. May you find peace and comfort in your treasured memories! from the Todd children

Condolence from Jack Jacob on February 24th, 2015 4:15 pm

Sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. I went to prison with him many times with Bill Glass. One memory I will never forget is the fact that I had to wear Dean’s pants because what I had was not allowed. They were at least 2 sizes too big for me but we made it work for 2 days. Always liked serving with Dean, a good man and a good servant for the Lord.

Condolence from Shirley & Dave Landis on February 24th, 2015 5:03 pm

Our deepest sympathy to you & your family,Eillen.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this time of great sadness.

Condolence from Fred and Marilyn Achey on February 24th, 2015 8:28 pm

Eileen and family- Dean was like a brother to me and we will all miss his cheerful smile and positive attitude. Dean and I spent many happy hours working and playing together which included a boyhood trip from Lancaster to Atlantic City riding tandem on a motorbike. God Bless all!

Condolence from Sherri Peters on February 25th, 2015 1:22 am

There are Best Uncles and then there are Bestest Uncles. Uncle Dean was truly the Bestest Uncle ever. Nature was his calling. Many years ago he took a simple farm at Turkey Hill and planted by hand thousands of tiny trees where now many memories lie in the masterpiece of the former Herr Farm. The beautiful grounds had an open invitation for all to enjoy. Uncle Dean was most giving, caring, and above all heartfelt to all. Our prayer is for Aunt Eileen and all our cousins to have a sense of peace and may happy memories carry you through this most difficult time.

Condolence from Ray Hess on February 25th, 2015 8:51 pm

I remember Dean as Mr. Herr. We were neighbors,I’ve held him in the highest regard since I’ve known him,and I mourn for his family,the world has truly lost a great man

Condolence from Dixie Colson on February 26th, 2015 6:03 am

My deepest sympathy to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May all the happy memories bring peace to your hearts.

Condolence from Roger & Jean Zook on February 26th, 2015 8:11 pm

What great memories I ( Roger) have of Mr. Herr and I remember the many days and nights spent at the Herr home. Mr. Herr served me my first microwaved hot dog. Weird that memory sticks with me. We are sorry to hear of your loss and know our prayers are with you all. He was a great and godly man who has left a great legacy.

Condolence from Bob Aungst on February 26th, 2015 10:05 pm

Sorry to hear about Dean’s passing. He was one the men of God I remember from Calvary Church both as a child and adult. He was my 9th grade teacher. I remember good times at the Herr house (I think I saw my first snake there) for family outings and with our class. He also encouraged me to get involved with prison ministry and I enjoyed those trips with Dean. I loved to listen to him pray.

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