Obituary: Jim Herbers

Jim Herbers, 63, of Newton died on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 28, 1952, to Charlotte and Alvin Herbers in Topeka. He grew up in Valley Falls and Holton.

He graduated from Holton High School and attended Kansas State University, earning a bachelor of science, agriculture degree. Jim married Anita (Jackson) on June 17, 1978, in Independence, Mo. They had two children, Eric and Stephanie.

Jim worked as a combine service specialist for AGCO for more than 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Herbers; mother, Charlotte Herbers; sister, Marian Hunter; and niece, Rechelle Kersh.

He is survived by wife, Anita Herbers; son, Eric (Ashley) Herbers; daughter, Stephanie Herbers; brothers, Ralph (Charlene) Herbers and Jack Herbers; and sisters, Julia (Dale) Fahrmeier, Mary Susan (Steve) Cole and Lois (Bryan) Sechrist.

A gathering will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Petersen Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kansas State University Foundation.