Lonny G. Herrick, 74, of Chatfield, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021, peacefully at his home with his wife Jane by his side.
Lonny Gordon Herrick was born March 10, 1946, to Gordon and Vivian (Burd) Herrick in Eyota, MN. He attended Dover-Eyota school and graduated in 1964. Lonny served in the Army from 1966- 1969, in Germany as a radio communication controller at 22nd Signal Group H.Q. On July 13, 1985, he married Jane Soffa at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, MN. Lonny worked at 3M for 33 years. He worked 2 years as a draftsman in eletrical engineering department. From there he became a Project Engineer. He worked his last 22 years at 3M in Texas.
Lonny loved riding his Harley-Davidson XLCH, including cross country trips between California and Minnesota. Bow hunting was a life long love. He harvested many animals, including many deer, 6 bear, antelope, caribou, elk, and cougar. Two of his animals are in the Pope and Young record book. Lonny was an excellent fisherman. He fished Canada and the upper Midwest for Walleye and Northern. He fished Texas for Red Drum and Whiting. His biggest fish was a Sailfish caught in Costa Rica.
Lonny is survived by his wife, Jane; sister Lonette Streiff of Eyota; nephews, Laine Streiff of Eyota, and Lorne (Caroline) Streiff of Hastings; grandnephew, Andrew (Asper) Streiff and their daughter Raiden; grandniece, Molly (Andrew) Rivera; dear friend Larry Streiff of Rochester; brother in laws, Scott (Trudy) Soffa of Rochester, and Keith (Becky) Soffa of Adel, IA, and their daughters, Janel and Rachel.
A special thanks to Lonny’s angels at Seasons Hospice for their loving care.
Lonny’s memorial service will be held after his body donation to Mayo. A private service will be held at the MN State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, at a later date.
Memorials for the Herrick family can be sent to, Riley Funeral Home, 800 S Main St, Chatfield, MN 55923, Att: Herrick family. Online condolences are welcome at rileyfuneralhomes.com.