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Dr. John Middlemist Herrick

August 21, 1942 January 2, 2019
Dr. John Middlemist Herrick
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Dr. John Middlemist Herrick

John Middlemist Herrick , Ph.D., age 76, of Peachtree Corners, GA, peacefully passed, Wednesday, January 2, 2019. John was born August 21, 1942 in Minneapolis, coming of age in the tumultuous 1960s. John met his beloved wife of 53 years during their college years. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Magara Herrick; daughters, Elizabeth Herrick Chapman (Dr. Michael), Atlanta, GA, and Kathryn Herrick Nachreiner (John), Laguna Niguel, CA.; grandchildren Kate Margaret Chapman, John Nicolas Chapman, and Finnian James Nachreiner-all of whom brought joy to his life.

As a professor, John taught, conducted research, and worked in academic administration at Macalaster College; The University of Illinois at Urbana, IL; Kings College, University of Western Ontario; and was Associate Dean of the College of Social Science at Michigan State University before his retirement in 2006.

He was committed to social welfare ideals - that all people have dignity and that governments should protect and nurture all.

John enjoyed collecting many things, attending auctions, and writing books, articles, and reviews. He and Kathleen enjoyed many travels. He especially enjoyed his many friends in the liturgical group who taught him so much about life and love.

Any remembrances should be sent to the charity of one’s choice. There will be a private burial service at a later time.

We stand in the shadows of winter
Now its chilling winds diminishing
Looking so forward, arrive to
spring’s refreshments
sun, rain, blue skies –
nature’s rising sounds-

John M. Herrick


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