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Daniel Kebert Herrington

August 29, 1941 — April 24, 2023

Plainwell, MI

Daniel Kebert Herrington

Daniel Herrington of Plainwell, MI passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023, at the age of 81. He was born on August 29, 1941 in Kalamazoo, MI the son of Bernard and Luella (Kebert) Herrington.

He grew up in Alamo, MI and moved to Gun Lake around the age of 9. He graduated from Delton High School. Growing up in the Gun Lake area he developed a love for water skiing on the lake, hunting in the woods, and snow skiing at Timber Ridge. He loved everything to do with cars: shows, NASCAR races, stock car races, and working on them. He was skilled in woodworking, having built bassinets for all of his grandchildren. He was always inventing something to make a job easier.

In 1964 he was drafted into the United States Army for the Vietnam Conflict. Serving honorably, he was discharged in 1970. When he returned home he began working for Checker Motors before moving on to become an Iron Worker for the local union until he retired in 2003. 

For the last fifteen years he was an active member of the VFW Post 3030. He could be seen participating in the local parade, working the fish fry, serving on the honor guard for the funerals of other veterans, or helping wherever he was needed.

More than anything Daniel loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He never missed an event or opportunity to spend time with them. 

Daniel is preceded in his passing by his parents and sister: Sherry Herrington.

Left to cherish Daniel’s loving memory is his wife of forty-eight years: Barbara (Fitzpatrick) Herrington; children: Budd (Kimberly) Hybels and Brad (Aimee) Herrington; grandchildren: Alex and Emma Herrington, and Skyra, Grace, and Blake Hybels; sister: Sally (Clarence) Collison; and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws;

In accordance with the family’s wishes a public visitation will take place at Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080, on Monday, May 1, 2023, from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Following the visitation Daniel will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery of Orangeville Township, MI on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. Following the committal service at the cemetery a luncheon will be held at the VFW Post 3030, 124 N Farmer St, Otsego, MI 49078.

Memorials made in Daniel’s memory may be directed to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3030. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

While at please take time to sign Daniel’s guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

The Herrington family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080. 269-685-5881.

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Past Services


Monday, May 1, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Plainwell

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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