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Richard Herald

July 19, 1929 — February 12, 2022

Richard E. Herald, 92, of Wooster, died Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Brookdale of Wooster.

Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster is assisting the family.  Private family services will be held at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Fetterhoff officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.

Richard was born July 19, 1929 in Fredericksburg, Ohio to Maurice Dey and Anna {Franks} Herald.

Richard graduated from Big Prairie High School and then Wooster Business College. He served in the US Air Force from 1949 till 1952.

He married Rilla Decker on October 21, 1951. Richard and Rilla had been married for 70 years.

Richard retired from First Federal Saving and Loan as the President and CEO after 38 years. He attended Grace Church. Richard served on many boards around the Wooster area and enjoyed tennis and fishing.

Richard will be deeply missed by his wife; children Jeff (Deanne) Herald of NC, Larry (Janis) Herald of Wooster, Jane Herald of Wooster; grandchildren Justin (Kim), Jaclyn, Sarah (Roy), Matthew, Kristen (Jim), Stacy (Marius), Steven (Amanda); great-grandchildren Jaice, Asher, Donovan, Graysen, Liam, Sienna and Ari.

Richard was preceded in death by his son Robert Herald, siblings Ken, Marcella, Russel, Carl, Mabel and Willis.

The family would like to thank the Staff at Brookdale and Brookdale Hospice for their care and support.

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