Saturday, December 10, 2016

Herrle dead at 86

Howard Herrle, co-founder of Herrle’s Country Farm Market at the western outskirts of Waterloo, has died. He was 86.

He became famous throughout the Waterloo Region and beyond for marketing tasty fresh sweet corn from a roadside stand on Erb Street West.

He encouraged others in the business, including support when the Mennonite Produce Auction was starting north of Waterloo and by carrying items from many local families such as jams and jellies and baked goods in the store.

He liked to work in his woodlot cutting and splitting firewood and crafting wooden furniture in his workshop.

His wife, Elsie, and his children continue to carry on the family business.

I have personal fond memories of this quiet-spoken, kind man who was one of my 4-H club leaders.