Margaret Ann Herink, 80, of Clutier, passed away Monday, August 19, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Michael Mescher as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in rural Clutier. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 4-7 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with a vigil service at 7 PM.
Margaret was born on March 31, 1933, in Highland Township in rural Tama County, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Edna B. (DePew) Ferneau.
She graduated from Gilman High School in 1950 as valedictorian of her class.
On August 21, 1951, she was united in marriage to Ernest Anton Herink at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in rural Clutier. Margaret was a Farm Bureau Insurance Agent for thirty-two years, retiring in 2006, as well as a homemaker and mother. She was a past President of the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Rosary Society. Margaret was also a co-chair for the Clutier 75th celebration as well as a former chairman of the Farm Bureau women. Other memberships included the Traer American Legion Auxiliary and the Carroll Township Homemakers. After her retirement, Margaret spent many hours volunteering for various organizations and people.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, Ernie in 1990;
Survivors include her children, Craig (Dale) Herink of Louisville, KY, Kent (Elaine) Herink of Johnston, Cheryl Crelly (David Cobos) of Scottsdale, AZ, Karen (Bob) Holloman of Rye, NY, Cindy (Greg) Konrardy of Columbia, MO, Kevin (Tammy) Herink of Clutier, and Christine (Kerry) Mohrfeld of Urbandale; eighteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald (Lindy) Ferneau of North Little Rock, AR.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter, 200 12th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55415.