Heinz Herbert Erber, 88, passed away February 13, 2107. Visitation is Tuesday, February 21st from 6-8 pm, at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa. Funeral services are Wednesday, February 22nd at 9 am, at the LDS Chapel, 22035 E. Ocotillo Rd., Queen Creek. Heinz Herbert Erber, Herb or Herbie, passed away peacefully following a long battle with congestive heart failure.
Herb is survived by his wife Audrey Erber; children, Steve Erber (Glorie) Waupun WI, Bonnie Kamps (Jeff) Green Bay WI, Gail Brimley (Wayne) Queen Creek, AZ; siblings, preceded in death by brother Walter Erber (Vera) of Beaver Dam WI. Grandchildren Luke Steven Erber (Marissa), Jessie Searer (Franklin), Heather Marie Kamps (Jeremy Carlson), Michael Paul Kamps (Rebecca) Jonette Lee (Ty), Cache Ivard Brimley, Abigail Wilda Brimley, Eliza Audra Brimley. Great grandchildren Alex Erber, Eli Searer, Caleb Searer. He is also preceded in death by his parents Paul and Martha Erber, son Larry Erber and granddaughter Imelda Ellen Erber.
Heinz Herbert Erber was born on January 9, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI to Paul and Martha Erber. Herbie graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1947. He joined the United States Air Force in 1950. Served honorably during the Korean Conflict until 1954. He was previously married and had two children Larry and Steve. In the mid 50’s he began working for the United States Postal Service. He then married Audrey Bessette, in 1961. Audrey and Heinz were married and lived in Appleton WI until he retired in 1984. During their time in Appleton they had two children Bonnie and Gail. He is remembered by them as a kind, compassionate, always there when they needed him, who encouraged them to pursue their goals.
Herb was accomplished at gardening, carpentry, and generally able to fix anything. He was a dedicated dad and grandpa who loved to be with his family.
Interment will be right after the funeral at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 12:30 PM. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Herb’s life. Condolences can be sent to www.bunkerfuneral.com.