Richard W. Hershberger

April 22, 1935 – Nov. 10, 2020


Richard Warren Hershberger was born in Milford on April 22, 1935, to Vernon and Lela (Eicher) Hershberger, and passed away Nov. 10, 2020, in Lincoln. Dick attended and graduated from Milford High School in 1954 and graduated from Southeast Community College, Milford, in 1958. While in high school, Dick loved and participated in sports.

Dick and Carol (Hagemoser) were joined in marriage on Aug. 14, 1957, in Seward at the E.U.B. Church. To this union were born a son, Ron J. and a daughter, Darci Lynne.

Dick enlisted into the Seward Army National Guard in 1953 and served until 1959.

He worked in Lincoln as a journeyman electrician for Action Electric from 1958 until August 1972 when Phil Wurst invited him to join him in the insurance business. He truly enjoyed working with his clients and was in the business for 24 years until his health forced him to retire in 1996.

Dick was a big Husker and Seward High School fan and loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and musicals. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life.

Throughout his life, Dick enjoyed serving his church in many capacities. It brought him much joy to join his fellow Christians in singing praises to His Lord and Savior.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law Paul and Fern Hagemoser; brother-in-law, Dick Hagemoser; and sister-in law, Mary J. Hershberger. His brother-in-law, Boyd Gabel, followed him in death on the same day.

Dick is survived by his wife, Carol, of Seward; son, Ron and wife Christine, Superior; daughter, Darci and husband Kurt, Norfolk; five grandchildren, Ann (Moises) Diaz, Paris, France, Jennifer (Sam) Kruvand, Columbia, Missouri, Brad (Jenna) Wittler, Omaha, Katherine (Micah) Hamik, Lincoln, and Ryan Wittler, Omaha; two great-grandchildren, Asher Diaz and Calum Wittler; sisters, Ann (Don) Danekas, Milford, and Kathy (Don) Barth, Beaver Crossing; brother, Doug (Mary L.) Hershberger, Elwood; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Hagemoser, Seward, and Molly Gabel, Seward; brother-in-law, Wayne (Marilyn) Hagemoser, Ames, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Visitation is 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Zabka-Perdue Funeral Home in Seward. The family will not be present. A private family service is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. For those who wish to view the service you may go to Web link: Dial-in number 1-346-248-7799 US.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hershberger family for future designations or the donor's choice. Condolences may be left for the family at


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