June 9, 1936 - April 30, 2019
Herman Keith Herford, 82, of Urbana, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on April 30, 2019. To say that he was beloved doesn't do justice to how much this wonderful man ensnared your heart with his infectious laugh and ornery sense of humor, his dedication and loyalty to his family, and the love and kindness that he showed every day of his life.
A devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he considered his family to be his greatest achievement in life. He loved taking his children on Florida vacations to the beach, and later in life bringing back buckets of collected seashells for his grandchildren. A skilled craftsman, he loved working with his hands and enjoyed a career in building and masonry. He was also a huge animal lover, and enjoyed being in nature, fishing, and traveling.
He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Herman and Dorothy. He is survived by his daughters, Tammy (Robert) Kahle and Annette (Tom) Patton; his grandchildren, Jeramy, Lindsey, Lacey, Holley, and Heather; seven great-grandchildren; and his siblings Shirley and Ann. His family takes comfort in the full and happy life he led. He accomplished everything he wanted to in this life and had a relationship with our Lord and Savior. A private service and celebration of life will be held at the family's discretion. Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com