March 27, 2020 – Kewaskum, WI –Linus J. Herriges, 74, of Kewaskum entered Eternal Life on March 26, 2020 at Froedtert St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend, surrounded by his loving wife and son.
Linus was born on May 6, 1945 in the town of Ashford to Alois and Margaret Herriges (nee Hurth). He was united in marriage to Bethana Seefeldt on June 27, 1980 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Linus attended Holy Trinity Catholic School and Kewaskum High School. He was an auto mechanic for his entire career. Linus started at Len and Rog Garage. Then worked with Herriges Oil for 44 years, and became known as a staple of the community. He was not ready to retire, when he began working in the auto repair shop at Walmart in West Bend. He was highly valued at Walmart as the local “problem solver” and Mr. Fix-It. Linus proudly served with the Army Reserves for seven years.
Linus was an early member of the Kewaskum Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club, where was a director and served several terms as president. Linus and Bethana traveled around the country many times, including the Ark Encounter in Kentucky and a snowmobile trip to Yellowstone. He liked spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.
Those Linus leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife of nearly 40 years, Bethana; son, Luke (Ashley) Herriges of Neenah; two granddaughters, Peyton and Quinn; and brother, Leander (Mary) Herriges of Wayne. He is further survived by sister-in-law, Carole Bond, and brother-in-law, Carlton (Sue) Seefeldt; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Linus was preceded in death by his sister, Helen (Joseph) Ruplinger; two brothers, Raynor (Patricia) Herriges and Allen Herriges, father-in-law, Oscar (Hilda) Seefeldt (nee Seyfert) and brother-in-law, Gene Bond.
Because of current restrictions, a private service will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum for Linus’ immediate family. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date when restrictions have been lifted. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Trinity Catholic Church preferred.
Cards addressed to the family may be sent in care of: Myrhum – Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, 1315 W. Washington Street, West Bend, WI 53095.