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William J. ‘Bill’ Herrig

December 1, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

William J. "Bill" Herrig, 58, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 29, 2012, at Mercy Tiffin Hospital.

He was born Oct. 17, 1954, in Tiffin, to Albert and Philomenia (Speino) Herrig. He married Tammy Gottfried Aug. 11, 1978.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy; son, Greg William Herrig of Tiffin; two daughters, Melissa Ann (Nathaniel) Freeborn of Helena and Stephanie Marie (Rob) Wooldridge of Hebron; brother, Robert Herrig of Tiffin; and four grandchildren, McKenna, Olivia, Gabriel and Benjamin.

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Preceding him in death were his parents.

Bill graduated in 1973 from Calvert High School, attended Tiffin University and Heidelberg College and graduated from Bowling Green State University Practical School of Nursing as a paramedic. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and worked at Tiffin Developmental Center as an officer and most recently worked for the Seneca County Sherriff's Office. Bill was with ECHO and Tiffin as a paramedic for years and was the Seneca County DARE officer. He also served as a chaplain for the Fraternal Order of Police Harold Fraley Lodge 128. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and Jeff Gordon and was a University of Michigan fan. Bill enjoyed going to Disney World, scuba diving, camping at Meadowbrook, talking on HAM radio under the name N8USI and loved his dog, Molly. He was a very honest and fair man and was very active in everything.

His Mass of Christian burial will be noon Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to the Mass.

Friends may visit with the family 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. A wake service will begin at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Humane Society of Seneca County or Friends of Meadowbrook Park.

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