Herbert W. Falck
MADISON – Herbert W. Falck, 97, of Madison, Wis., passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at The Legacy of Deforest.
He was born on April 7, 1922 in Hilbert, Wis., the son of Elmer and Alvina (Voss) Falck.
Herb graduated from Hortonville High School, attended Oshkosh State Teachers College and is a graduate of UW-Madison School of Banking. Herb enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1942 and transferred into the Navy’s V-5 Program for Naval Aviators. After serving his four years in the military, he returned to Appleton, Wis., where he worked for the Aid Association for Lutherans. He met his future wife Jeanette H. Hersekorn of Appleton. They were married on September 23, 1950. Shortly thereafter, Herb started his banking career and held various executive positions in the banking profession for many years before joining the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as a Senior Banking Examiner. Herb retired from the F.D.I.C. in 1984 after 17 years of service. During his retirement, he kept active in a role as Development Officer with Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family. He volunteered his time to Meals on Wheels, R.S.V.P., and Eastside Ev. Lutheran Church.
Throughout his life, he spent weekends and vacations at family lake cottages in northern Wisconsin enjoying family get-togethers, teaching his nieces, nephews and grandchildren how to fish, and of course, rousing games of his favorite card game, Sheephead. He was an avid golfer, sportsman and enjoyed working on his properties. He was a devoted family man and most of all, he enjoyed serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in many different capacities his entire life.
Herb is survived by his wife Jeanette of 70 years; sister, Marge Griep; children, Mark Falck, David (Audrey) Falck, and Andrea (Bernard) Brasfield; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Herb is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bernice (Melvin) Lathrop; and sister, Elaine (Edward) Dorn.
A visitation for Herb will be held at 1 p.m. with a church service following at 2 p.m. on January 18, 2020 at EASTSIDE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2310 Independence Lane, Madison, with Rev. Nathan Berg presiding. Memorials may be made to: Eastside Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The family would like to thank William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, SSM-Hospice Service, and The Legacy of DeForest, its doctors, nurses and staff for their compassionate care and kindness shown to Herb and the entire Falck family.
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