January 5, 1965 – February 21, 2019
Richard “Rick” N. Herff, Jr. a resident of Elgin, formerly of Wood Dale, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 after an 8-month courageous battle against lung cancer. Rick worked at Charger Water and enjoyed being in the warehouse, making deliveries and greeting customers. Rick looked forward to his favorite fishing hole, loved the Cubs, Blackhawks and simple pleasures. The lights of his life were his daughters and grandchildren; time with family and friends was the best. Klink, as he was affectionately known, will be missed by his family always and especially on motorcycle rides and at holiday gatherings.
Rick was the loving father of Jessie (Jeno Ettner) Sweetman and Kelly (Brad Doeseckle) Herff; proud grandfather of Aaron Byrne and Hailey Ettner; son of Richard (the late Donna) Herff, Sr., brother of Ronald (Gail) Herff, Nicholas (Megan) Herff and Margaret (Ronald) Fabian; uncle to Michael Herff, Kimberly Naples, Amy Fabian and Rebecca Fabian; nephew, cousin, great uncle and friend to many and buddy to his four-legged pal Bruno. Rick was preceded in death by the first love of his life, Kristine Herff.
A Memorial Visitation will be held at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville, IL on March 9, 2019 from 10AM until time of Memorial Service 1 PM. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Journey Care, Barrington, IL. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.