W. Herbert Yerg


W. Herbert "Herb" Yerg, 88, of Strick Road, Danville, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017, at his home.

Born Nov. 6, 1928, in Exchange, Montour County, he was the son of the late Kenneth M. and Ada M. (Hartman) Yerg. He was married to the former Betty J. Biddle on Jan. 6, 1949, and they celebrated 62 years of marriage until her death Feb. 6, 2011.

Herb was a 1946 graduate of the former Turbotville High School and served with the Army during the Japanese Occupation and the Korean War.

A contractor, he owned and operated Herb Yerg Construction since 1958. He built many quality homes in the area.

He was a member of the Muffley-Huff VFW Post, Turbotville; the Montour Planning Commission, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Association.

He was a Scout master in Turbotville for several years earlier in life and a member and past master of Watsontown Lodge 401 F&AM.

He was a life member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Turbotville where he was active in the consistory and church affairs.

Herb enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are a son and daughter, Kerry B. Yerg, of Carlisle and BeaJo Yerg, of West Chester; three grandchildren, Jason A. (Virginia) Yerg, Jared K. Yerg, and Lindsay E. (Conor) McCauley; and four great-grandchildren, McKayla and Ethan Yerg and Keiser and Jack McCauley.

Preceding him in death was a brother, Major Kenneth Gidden Yerg, who was an officer with the Air Force Strategic Command.

Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville, where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Doug Schader, his pastor, officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow in the Turbotville Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions in Herb's memory may be made to the Lehigh Valley Burn Center, 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18104.

Published on May 5, 2017
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