Ladd  Herbst

Ladd Vernon Herbst

Thursday, November 17th, 1949 - Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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P. O. BOX 106
254 965 3161
254 965 2699 FAX

Ladd Vernon Herbst
November 17, 1949 – October 14, 2020

Ladd Vernon Herbst, 70, of Stephenville, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Jake Heller officiating. Interment will follow at the Johnson Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Ladd was born on November 17, 1949 in Pocatello, Idaho to the late Vernon Roscoe and Alice Chaffin Herbst. He spent much of his youth riding horses across the countryside, playing basketball, baseball, and football and helping his father on their family farm. He graduated from Firth High School and attended Brigham Young University. From 1968 -1970 he served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden. He returned home and married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Hone on December 28, 1972. Together they raised 5 children. In their 48 years together their greatest joy was being grandparents. Those who loved him most called him “Papa”. Ladd worked hard as a Potato Broker for 37 years, living in both Idaho and Oregon, and eventually retiring in Texas. He had a love of ranching, farming, horses, roping, golf and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved his country and was proud of his son and son-in-law for serving as U.S. Army Rangers.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Herbst of Stephenville; children, Michelle Nelson and husband John of South Weber, Utah, Natalie Gaunt and husband Dennis of Sandy, Utah, Jared Ladd Herbst and wife Ginger of Stephenville, Jennifer Bjarnson and husband Brandon of San Antonio, and Justin Ladd Herbst and wife Alyssa of Frisco; grandchildren, Hayden Nelson, Carson Ladd Nelson, Holland Nelson, Sawyer Nelson, Hadley Herbst, Houston Ladd Herbst, Harley Herbst, Raif Bjarnson, Haizer Bjarnson, Cruz Bjarnson, Berlin Bjarnson, Charly Rose Herbst, and soon to be here, Liam Ladd Herbst; brother, Terry Wade Herbst and wife Carol of Firth, Idaho; sisters, De Ann Karratti and husband Beau of Pleasant Grove, Utah and Janet Cherry of Rose, Idaho; as well as many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Alice Herbst; and a granddaughter, Harper Herbst.

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In lieu of flowers, a charitable contribution to The Wounded Warrior Project or
Operation Underground Railroad in Ladd’s memory would be appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, October 19th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel
    120 W. South Loop
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  • Service

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 11:00am
    Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel
    120 W. South Loop
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  • Interment

    Johnson Cemetery
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Kathy Christiansen

Posted at 12:56pm
Marilyn, Jared and Family, we were so sorry to hear of Ladd's passing. He was a very special guy and a great friend to everyone. Wayne frequently reminisced over the years about the great visits that he and Ladd had while they were brokering potatoes. Our thoughts are with you and your families at this difficult time. Wayne and Kathy (Mattson) Christiansen

Love, Dustin & Deena Adams

Posted at 08:22am
We are deeply sorry for your loss. May your memories be filled of love and laughter. Know we are here, if you need anything.
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Sid Morsr

Posted at 09:44pm
Ladd is one of the "regular ole' good men" as my dad would say. He was so very kind and fun loving!! I remember him from coaching my brother J.D. in t-ball. He was great with those kids even when they were out there picking dandelions. I hope is legacy of kindness and fun lives on through their family!!
Sid Hobbs Morse

Lynn & Terry Wadaworth

Posted at 09:43pm
We love you! We love Ladd! We love your family! Alway
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Jamie & Laura Schumann

Posted at 06:42pm
Marilyn , We are so saddened to hear the news of Ladds passing. He was such a great man to so many people. We will pray for you and your family.
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