Chester George Herzberger, Junior passed into the loving arms of Jesus on June 24, 2021, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. His daughter Lyn was at his side.
Chester was born December 15, 1923, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. At the age of 16 he moved with his family to Pasadena, California where he resided until joining the U.S. Army, serving his country in the infantry from January 17, 1943, until June 19, 1945. After recovering from wounds sustained at the Battle of the Bulge, he returned to California where he married Geneva Nel Webster, who passed away in 1966. They had two children, Lyn Marie Lamarche Nelis and Kim Laurie Robison.
On the GI Bill, Chester attended the University of Berkeley and then transferred to the University of Southern California where he graduated with an engineering degree.
Chester worked for McKesson Robbins pharmaceutical firm and then Universal Heritage dealing with stocks, bonds, investments, securities, and family financial planning.
Chester married Carroll Joy Moses in 1979 in Orange County, California. He and Carroll operated an emergency care service for children through the State of California’s Department of Social Services. In this capacity, they secured guardianship and later adopted Andrew Herzberger.
In 1992, Chester, Carroll, and Andrew moved to Mt. Vernon, Missouri where Chester established the state recognized “More 4 You” foundation. Under the umbrella of this foundation Chester and Carroll founded and operated Emmanuel’s Tails, a no-kill animal shelter.
During his lifetime, Chester read the Bible from cover-to-cover 72 times. His love of the Lord was reflected throughout his life, bringing many into the family of God and encouraging many through Scripture.
Chester is survived by his daughter, Lyn Lamarche Nelis; his son Andrew Herzberger; three stepdaughters, Donalyn Rice (Michael) Shroetke, Robin Ann Rice (Steve) Madox, Cynthia Marie Boehm and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Chester, you have run the good race. With confidence we know that God is saying, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
Burial will be held at a later date at the East View Cemetery west of Stotts City, Missouri.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.
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