Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Herold A. Viers

In the early hours of Sunday morning, September 29, 2019, Herold A. Viers passed away at the age of 90 at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Born April 20, 1929 in Shelby, Ohio, Herold was welcomed as the youngest son of the late Phillip R. And Donelda M. (Graetz) Viers. He attended St. Mary Catholic elementary school, graduating from the 8th grade, and then attended Shelby High School. His career in the Merchant Marines National Maritime service began at the young age of 16. He completed his training at Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, NY and sailed for the Army Transportation Corporation before enlisting in the United States Marine Corp. He served in China, Japan, and Korea during the great Korean conflict. After his service time, he worked for the federal government, retiring after 36 years. Many folks may recognize him as a previous co-owner of Phil’s Place, or, for his previously active membership of Most Pure Heart of Mary Church. Herold was a lifetime member of the Shelby Knights of Columbus, VFW, Amvets, and American Legion. Herold’s love of the outdoors and hobbies included hunting, golfing, fishing, and woodworking.

He is survived by his only daughter, Jan Burton, and two grandchildren: Donelda (Kurt) Hoffman of Bellville, Ohio and Frank (Cassidy) Burton of Jesup, Georgia. Herold was the proud great-grandfather of Mariah, Hollie, and Nick Hartz, Adalie McFarling, and Tula Burton, as well as great-great-grandfather of Maia and Millie Armstrong. He is also survived by his very special nephew, Jim Viers; a sister-in-law: Sue Wetz; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife: Isabelle J. “Isy” (Henry) Viers on October 11, 2006; his two sisters: Mary Ann Nagel and Madonna McGee; his two brothers: Julius and Phillip Viers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 6-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:30 am. Fr. Chris Mileski will officiate the services and burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church or St. Mary School.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Julie and Ken says:

    Jan and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Herold’s passing. Praying for comfort for you now and always!

  2. Dorinda Wagner says:

    So Very Sorry for your Loss, May God bless you and keep you in your time of Need.

  3. Sylvia LeClair says:

    No one is ever fully ready for the death of a loved one. Pam and Sue, may God give you comfort. All the family of Herold, you had a wonderful guy there that many remember.

  4. Amy Brown says:

    Sending sympathy to the family and prayers.

    Amy Brown and Helene Albert

  5. Denise Hall and Family says:

    Very sorry for the loss of your Grandfather.

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to your family.

  6. Marsha says:

    Sincere sympathy for your loss Donelda. Sending you big hugs.

  7. Robin Hamilton Smedley says:

    Jan and Donel
    My deepest sympathies to you and family. May Gods love surround you and comfort you. Love and Prayers

  8. Paul Athy says:

    You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of Herold. My prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Fr. NIck Cunningham says:

    So sorry to hear that your Dad Passed away. I am sorry I can’t be there because of parish commitments but know that I will be praying for you and your family

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