In Memory of

Franklin Allen Herwig

June 18, 1953 - July 21, 2020
From: Paullina, IA

Franklin Allen Herwig, the son of Wayne Sr. and Charlotte (Long) Herwig, was born June 18, 1953, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Paullina where he attended school and graduated from Paullina High School in 1971. He then attended NW Community College in Sheldon where he received a degree in accounting.

 Frank moved to Cherokee and began a 38 year career working as a Resident Treatment Worker at the Cherokee MHI until his retirement in December of 2017.

 Frank enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, and spending time outdoors. He loved to take long country road drives in search of pop cans. He was an avid sports fan, especially cheering on the New York Yankees, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Boston Celtics. He played cards and cribbage, and had an obsession with mowing lawns. He liked caring for his cats and dogs but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.

 On July 21, 2020, Frank passed away at Unity Point Hospital in Sioux City at the age of 67, he was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Charlotte Herwig;  granddaughter, Angel;; the mother of his children and biggest supporter, Lori Ashley; brothers, Wayne Herwig, Jr. and Steven Herwig; and brothers-in-law, Larry Wenck and Gary Wenck.

 He will be lovingly remembered by his children; Clay (Heather) Ashley of Moville, IA, Doug (Kendra) Ashley of Ruthven, IA, David (Amanda) Herwig of Early, IA, Casey Herwig of Cherokee, IA, and Rebecca (Devin) Brooks of Manchester, IA; grandchildren, Cole and Everett Ashley, and Summer and Callie Wendt; one sister, Carol Herwig (George Morgan) of Washington, DC; also other relatives and many friends.

Tribute Video
Memorial services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. If you are unable to attend the service, we will offer a livestream of the service on the Franklin's obituary page on the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home website.
Pastor Jane Johnston
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday night with the family present at the funeral home.
"Amazing Grace"
"Lead Me Home"
At a later date.


Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 1:32 PM
“Thinking of Frank's family at this time. I can see him walking into work with his baseball cap on, his keys dangling from his hip, & carrying his lunchbox. Such a quiet man & certainly dedicated to his many years of helping others at MHI. ”
- Miles & Mary Puhrmann
Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 9:09 AM
“So Sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We visited with him last fall in Paullina and I graduated with him in '71. You are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Karen & Tom Riedemann
Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 9:09 AM
“I was saddened to hear of Franks passing. Many prayers for his family. I worked with him for many years he always had a good story to tell. ”
- Jolene Selk
Friday, July 24, 2020 at 12:39 PM
“Spent many hours working with Frank,,some playing cards(never could beat him)LOL...RIP Frank..thuoghts and prayers for his family”
- Mike and Bonnie Farrenkopf
Friday, July 24, 2020 at 12:39 PM
“I am very sorry. Rest well Frank.”
- Barbara Evans
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:48 AM
“Dear Carol,, So sorry to see that Frank passed away. May you find comfort in the fond memories of your younger brothers who have all gone before you. Linda Cullison Annala”
- Linda Cullison Annala
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:48 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Just remember all the good times you all had with your Dad. R.I.P. FRANK ”
- Amy Strahmann Booher
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:48 AM
“Deepest sympathy to family and friends. Frank was a good guy and dedicated employee at MHI. ”
- Evelyn Lundell
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:48 AM
“I was so sorry to hear about Frank's passing. I hope his family will find comfort in the memories they have of him. I will remember him as one of the nicest (and quietest) people in the Class of 1971. God rest his soul in peace.”
- Roxanne Coleman
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 4:27 PM
“Deepest sympathy to the family of Frank Herwig, may he rest in peace. ”
- David Tallman
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 4:27 PM
“Frank will be missed and his memory smiled upon by many. Sympathy for his family.”
- Joel Messerole
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:24 PM
“Rest Easy, Frank!!”
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:24 PM
“So very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I worked with him for a few years at MHI”
- Melinda J Meister
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:24 PM
“I’m sorry to hear about your loss.He was a great guy and will be missed”
- Melissa Eberly
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:24 PM
“We are so sorry to hear that Frank has passed away. Our sympathy and prayers 🙏 to all the family!”
- Kaye Carlson and Rod Carlson
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:24 PM
“Herwig family, I am thinking of you all at this tough time. I hope you can enjoy the great memories of your dad and spend some time together. I wish you all the best.
- Jason Wood
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