Virgel Kenneth Herren

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Virgel Kenneth Herren

  • Birth 23 Sep 1933 Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 2006 Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 13276196

He was born in Fredrick Township near Rushville, IL to Loren and Gladys Mae Freiley Herren.
Surviving are one brother, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his half brother, Loren Lee Herren.
He graduated from Abingdon High School and attended the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the ROTC. The ROTC was activated for the Korean Conflict, while serving there in the Air Force, he became a disabled veteran. He received the National Defense Service Medal.
Virgel was institutionalized the remainder of his lifetime. While in College he received two congressional appointments, one to West Point Military Academy and one the US Air Force Academy.
Graveside service was at the Abingdon Cemetery. Rev. Ron Scarlett officiated. There was no visitation.
Memorials were made to Boy Scout Troop 242.


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  • Created by: Lillie
  • Added: 8 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13276196
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virgel Kenneth Herren (23 Sep 1933–1 Feb 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13276196, citing Abingdon Cemetery, Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Lillie (contributor 46773430) .