ROLLINGSTONE, MN - Karl A. Herber, 59, of Rollingstone, MN died on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at his home.
Karl was born on February 12, 1959, in Wabasha, MN to Harold and Marlene (Dorsch) Herber. He was raised in Rollingstone, attended Lewiston High School and graduated from Winona Vocational School in the small engine repair program. He was united in marriage to Beth Kazemba on April 5, 1986. Karl worked as a mechanic and a farmer on the family farm for many years. In his later years he started his own business, Radiator Specialties, as well as doing custom farming field work. His free time was spent with family and friends, as well as endlessly giving back to the community: 22 years with the Rollingstone First Responders, serving Meals on Wheels like his Dad, Altura Lions Club, Rollingstone Activity Group, Rollingstone Jaycees, American Dairy Association, Winona Area Warming House volunteer, and a Salvation Army bell ringer. His hobbies included fishing, camping at Bass Camp, boating and motor sports. Karl was a man with a hard exterior and a warm and generous heart.
He is survived by his wife, Beth: three children: Erik (Stephanie) Herber of Chandler, AZ, Ethan (Alana) Herber of Rochester, MN, and Elissa (Donny) Herber of Eagan, MN; three grandchildren: Chase, Kali and Karlee; siblings: Mary (Ron) Barber, Jeanne (Greg) Erickson, Tony Herber, Dave (Denise) Herber, Mark (Darline) Herber, and Brent (Autumn) Herber; mother and father-in-law, Sharon and Patricia Kazemba; and by numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in law and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joseph.
The family prefers memorials directed to the Rollingstone First Responders or to the Rollingstone Senior Citizens Sunshine Fund.
There will be a memorial service for Karl at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at the Pleasant Valley Church in Winona, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview, MN is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please leave a memory of Karl and sign his online guestbook at hofffuneral.com
Beth and family, Years back I ask Karl to be Santa for the 4-H Christmas party as the real Santa was booked. Karl reluctantly agreed and did a great job. When my Mom needed help; he was the first one there.. A man with a BIG heart for sure. Larry Greden.
Karl was a phenomenal and dedicated First Responder volunteer to the community of Rollingstone. It was my privilege to serve his responder squad for many years as the city clerk of Rollingstone. Karl's love of commitment to helping so many, in so many ways was an testament and a description of what the word volunteer really means. I am sure Karl, that you are continuing to volunteer in the same way and driving down the hill to be the first one on the scene in heaven! Sharron Behrens
Beth, Thinking of you and your family at this time. Very sorry for your loss. - Bill DeBruyckere
Karl was a special person whom I had the joy of getting to know as he volunteered on my group for the Winona Warming Center for the homeless. He touched us all, the guests and the volunteers that worked with him, with his upbeat and warm personality. Blessings and prayers. Mary Feathergill
We will miss you at bass camp.You were always helpful and friendly even with dog Oscar.Thoughts and prayers to you all. - Jeff and Carolyn Wilkowski
We were so sorry to hear about Karl, He was so generous with letting my brothers and I hunt on his farm, it is hard to find a man like that, We will miss him. Greg,Doug&Mark Kujak
my thoughts and prayers go out to karls family although i only knew him a short time he i could tell he truely cared about others im proud to have this man as not only as a christain brother but a fellow EMS brother
Kevin Adams Dunn
Pleasant Valley Church
Scenic Valley Ambulance
I was so sad to here about Karl's passing. I knew him many years ago when he worked at GTC in Whitehall. He was a great friend and a very sweet guy. He will be missed.greatly I am sure.
I was so sorry to hear of Karl's illness and passing. He was my first friend and, along with his brother Joe (RIP) and his cousins Arlie, Dewey, and Scott, we had so much fun together -- playing baseball and football in the yard, playing with toy farm machinery, pretending our bikes were stock cars, shooting baskets, and camping. I'm so glad that he had such a rich life and wonderful family. My sympathies to all his loved ones.
The Hoffman family extends our sympathy to all of Karl's family. Back in the 70's & 80's our families shared many picnic's & good times together. God bless Beth & all of Karl's family.
Beth, we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. May Karl be free from pain and Rest In Peace.
Bryce will never forget the gator rides and ringing the bell. And I will never forget Karl’s love and passion for my son. We love you Karl. ❤️ Denise and Bryce
Beth & Family
Our sympathy and prayers to all of you. So sorry to hear about Karl.
Marilyn, Matt & Chris Braem
My heart is heavy but full of love and caring. Pat and Sharon talked about what a wonderful man he was when I saw them last week-so special Valerie
Aww Beth,kids and extended family,I am so sorry to hear about Karl.Theres a whole community of farmers up there in Heaven (called the Ridge) I have to believe that Karl is in a better place doing the things he loves to do,without pain.Damn cancer! Hugs and my deepest sympathy.
Beth, We are sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace old friend.
We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Hold your memories near and remember the good times with family. RIP Karl
Bob & Tammy Barth
Beth and family we are so sorry for your loss, our deepest sympathy to all.
Beth, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Beth and family, we are thinking of all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless all of you!
Our sympathies to all of Karl’s family. May he Rest In Peace,
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May Karl rest in peace.
I'm so sorry Beth , I know he's finally is resting .
Beth and family. I am thinking of you at this difficult time. I hope you find strength and comfort from our Lord Jesus. May Carl be at peace and free from pain until you meet again. Stacy
So sorry to hear this news about Karl. Our condolences to Beth and his family and the entire extended Herber family. Old family friends, Cliff and Gail (Geerdes) Richardson and the whole Geerdes family. God Bless you all.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Beth and family from all of us the Hutkowski family
We really enjoyed Karl when we were at Bass Camp. What a selfless man. He would share and do anything for anyone. Our sympathy to his family and especially, Beth!
God bless his families. Thinking of all of you.
Beth & Family,
You have our deepest Sympathy, Roger & Gloria Fort, Minnesota City
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