In Memory of

John A. Hebert

March 30, 1940 - August 19, 2019
From: Rockwell City, IA


Rockwell City – John A. Hebert 79, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at his home.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Church of Christ, Rockwell City, with Pastor Dillon Brandt officiating.  Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery, with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Rockwell City Veterans Organization.  Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.

     John is survived by his wife Mary; son Dereck Hebert of Milford; son-in-law Larry Frost of Roland; grandsons, Mark Frost, and Troy (Chrissie) Frost; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Lincoln, and Taylor Frost; brothers, Steve Hebert and Jim (Brenda) Hebert, both of Fort Dodge; brother-in-law Pete Norris of Ozark, MO; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Tonya Hebert, and Deneen Hebert Frost; his parents, John “Jack” Hebert and Irene Aronson Hebert Olson; stepfather Harold Olson; father and mother -in-law, Oscar and Bonnie Surratt; sister Paula Bilek; and sister-in-law JoAnn Norris.

     John Albert Hebert was born March 30, 1940 at Omaha, Nebraska.  John grew up in Omaha until 1954, when he moved to Missouri Valley, Iowa after his mother remarried.  John served in the United States Navy from 1959 and was honorably discharged in 1963.  On July 29, 1961 he was united in marriage to Mary Surratt and the couple lived in various communities in California until establishing their home in Rockwell City in 1971.  John worked as a mechanic for many years at Carver Motors until his retirement.  He was an active member and Deacon at the Church of Christ.

SERVICES
Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Friday
August 23, 2019
Church of Christ
Rockwell City, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Pastor Dillon Brandt
CASKET BEARERS
John Webb
Jonathan McChesney
Scott Rasty
Joe Mernka
Dereck Hebert
Troy Frost
VISITATION
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Thursday
August 22, 2019
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
MUSIC
Trisha Mernka
INTERMENT
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa
Military Graveside Rites by
Rockwell City Veterans Organization

Condolences

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:11 AM
“Mary Im so sorry to hear of your loss, I will always remember John as a dear friend who helped out anyone in need, I will miss him greatly I pray for you and your family at this time RC has lost one of there best citizen and i know that everyone who knew him will miss him.”
- David and Nancy Weiss

Monday, September 2, 2019 at 5:13 PM
“Mary and Dereck,
I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. He always had a smile and was a wonderful man with so much love for his family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cathy”
- Cathy McIntire

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 11:44 AM
“Mary and Dereck....
My heart goes out to you and your entire family. Spent quite a bit of time at your house as a kid and John was always smiling, kind, and quick to say something funny. He has been reunited with his cherished daughters. I bet that was something to behold! Keeping you all close in prayer. ”
- Lorrie Powers

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 9:21 PM
“Mary and family,
John was such a great guy. From seeing him at church when i was a kid to him and mom working together at carvers. He always had a smile for everyone. Can you imagine Dan T, Connie and John seeing each other in heaven. Oh the trouble those 3 will cause. My sympathies to all your family.”
- Becky Mohr (Rebecca Hiner)

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 4:43 PM
“Mary and family, very sorry to hear of john, he will be missed. ”
- cORAL jAESCHKE

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 3:07 PM
“Worked with John at Carver's years ago. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing.”
- Mike Devine

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 1:47 PM
“Our sympathy Mary...we always enjoyed John and you..we never worried about our grandparents..John and Ollie..as we knew you were close and would help them anytime. HE WILL BE MISSED!!!”
- Paulette Fogerty

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:29 AM
“Mary & Dereck - sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was one of the best! Keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers. Aaron & Holly Wuebker”
- Holly Wuebker

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 7:34 AM
“Mary, I am so sorry to hear of Johns passing. He will indeed be missed. I am sending you my love and prayers as you say farewell for now to your love. Until we meet again, Godspeed John. ”
- Carli Schaffner

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 7:34 AM
“I always remember John as a very caring man. He would go out of his way to shake a hand, open a door, or just say "Hi". He will be greatly missed by many.”
- Marsha Berner

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 7:34 AM
“Mary, we were saddened to hear of John's passing. We have thought of you off over the years and what good times we had. Please accept our deepest sympathies and prayers.”
- Dave and Delva Santee

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:16 PM
“Mary I am so sorry her hear of John's passing he was always the serrogate dad to me when I was younger I will always have those memories of him. Our thoughts and prayer to you all. ”
- Shona and Ron Wood

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:16 PM
“John was such a great figure to me, taught me a lot and opened the doors of his home to me.... Derek and Mary Im praying for you, and Im sure he is looking after us from up there, he was a great inspiration for me... thank you John”
- Dihego Santana

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 8:01 PM
“So sorry to read of John's death. Have so many good memories of your family. Fun memories of car pooling with John. He was a good man and alway had a good smile for you. ”
- JANICE HANSON

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 8:01 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to you, Mary, and family. Many fond memories of John and his humor. Hugs and prayers to all.”
- Lisa and John Hedman

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 6:17 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. John was a great guy. He will be greatly missed. Many prayers to you and Derek. ”
- Deb Perepeluk

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 4:57 PM
“Prayers and hugs for you Mary! Love you!”
- Hazel Holm

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 4:57 PM
“Mary we are so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a very nice man, a great husband and father. He was such a joy to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we pray for God's love will sustain you. Larry & Carolyn”
- Carolyn Powers

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 4:57 PM
“So Very sorry for your loss. ”
- Julie Ginthet

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 4:57 PM
“Mary I am greatly saddened to see John's passing he was always so good to my girls and myself if there's anything that I can do to help please do not hesitate to ask. With my deepest condolences,”
- Jeff Simkins

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:46 PM
“Mary , so sorry for your loss! Prayers of comfort for you and the family 🙏🏻 ”
- Mike and Tess ( Henry) Sittig

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:46 PM
“I'm so very sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a wonderful man and I so enjoyed being around your family over the years.”
- Marlene Ramsey

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:17 PM
“Dereck and Mary you guys are definitely in our prayers and we are sorry for your loss. John was one great man.”
- Jessica, Blake and kids

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:17 PM
“Sending prayers to you and your family.
He was a very special man!”
- Barb and Steve Bawden

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:17 PM
“Evan and I are truly heartbroken to hear of John's passing. I will always remember his smiling face every time I saw him. Sending my prayers for you in this time of sorrow, Hebert family.”
- Gayle Anderson

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:17 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of this loss. What a wonderful human that we had the priviledge of being neighbors with for a few short years. He will be truely missed. Thinking of all the family during this difficult time. ”
- Aaron, Becky & Lyndley Dooley

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 12:07 PM
“So glad I got to see John on Sunday, see you Friday!”
- Dorothy Zierke

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:35 AM
“Hugs and prayers for Mary and the family. John was loved by many and will be missed. ”
- Carol Flickinger

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:08 AM
“Mary, I am so sorry to hear about John. He was a wonderful man, and i have such wonderful memories of spending time with you both”
- Tracey Ackerson

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:07 AM
“So sorry for your loss Mary. John was a true friend. He will be missed. ”
- Martin and Peg Hildreth

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:07 AM
“Hugs to Mary and Derrick. John always had a smile on his face , he will be missed by many. Now John and Dan can give each other a bad time while they look down on us . ”
- Sherry Cates

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:44 AM
“Mary and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you some comfort at this sad time. We are thinking of you. {{Hugs}} ”
- Dale and Susan Wells

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:44 AM
“Dereck and Mary, What a life well-lived by the happiest guy ever. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. ”
- Kara Knisley-Berhow


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