Feb 26, 2013 - StaffJack J. Herbst died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Wind River Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was 74 years old.
A private family burial will be Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton under the direction of Hudson's Funeral Home. A memorial gathering and celebration will be in July.
Jack Joe Herbst was born July 3, 1938, in Pavillion, the son of Frank Joe and Helen Herbst.
The family moved from the Bar G Ranch in Pavillion to Lander in 1946 where they ranched and had a dairy.
He went to grade school and high school in Lander and graduated from Fremont County Vocational High School in 1955. He attended one year of college in Lincoln, Neb.
He married Mary Joyner and they had a son, Clinton Joseph Herbst. The couple later divorced.
He then married Phlinney Lockard, and they had two children, Dallen Russell Herbst and Cheri Dawn Herbst. The couple later divorced.
He was employed by American Bridge in 1958, starting operations for US Steel Corp.
He was then inducted into the Army. He went from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., To Germany and Italy, and he spent two years as a chef in the service. After serving, he returned to Lander and US Steel where he continued to work until 1983 when the company closed down.
He then married Elsie Brannan. The couple spent time in Florida and Jackson where they worked. They later divorced.
He is survived by his sons, Clinton Joseph Herbst and Dallen Russell Herbst; sisters Francena Davis, of San Jose, Calif., and Mary Anne Campbell of Lander; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Joe and Helen Herbst; daughter Cheri Dawn Herbst; four sisters; and one brother.
Services are under the direction of the Hudson's Funeral Home of Lander. An online guest book is available at www.HudsonsFuneralHome.com.
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