Clifford 'Skip' Herbst


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Clifford L. "Skip" Herbst, 88, passed away at his Hot Springs Village, Ark., home on Sunday morning, Jan. 13, 2013.
Born Sept. 17, 1924, on the Rock Island Arsenal, he was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Ida Erickson Herbst; and both of his older brothers, Willie and Kenny.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jacqueline Avery Herbst. They were married on Nov. 22, 1950, and have three married children, Larry (Judy) Herbst, Lisa (Bill) Noirot and Rick (Sarah) Herbst. He is the loving grandfather of seven grandchildren, Alison, Rob, Brad, Ben, Alex, Jack and Charlie and great-grandfather of Ryan and Keira.
A graduate of Rock Island High School and Saint Ambrose College, he earned his master's degree from the University of Illinois. Cliff devoted his professional life to education, beginning his career as a teacher and tennis coach at Rock Island High School. He was a school business manager in suburban Wilmette and Niles, Ill. After 25 years as assistant superintendent and business manager at Riverside-Brookfield High School in Riverside, Ill., he retired to Hot Springs Village, where he and Jackie enjoyed 23 years of retirement together.
Cliff chose to donate his body for medical study. His ashes will be interred at the Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines in Hot Springs Village at a later date. He leaves his loved ones missing him, yet warm with wonderful memories of his devotion to his family.














 



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