Becky Lou Herr of Austin, Minn.


Memorial Services for Becky Lou Herr, 67 of Austin, Minn., and formerly of Ankeny will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at Murdock Funeral Home in Perry. Becky died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Austin.

Pastor Paul Burrow will officiate. Shondra McLaughlin will be soloist. Special music selections are “In The Garden,” “One Day At A Time” and “Seeya Again.”

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ricky Jarrett, Tom Kilts, Paul Kellogg, Rick Meyer, Wayne Bohling, Ross Herr, Harold Sibenaller and Stan Archer. Burial will be at a later date in Prairie Center Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at Murdock Funeral Home.

Becky was born Jan. 2, 1948, in Elwood, Ind., the daughter of Clayton P. and Betty (Sattler) Jarrett. She lived, prior to moving to Austin, in the Ankeny and Des Moines area.

She married William Herr in Mower County, Minn., Jan. 17, 1992.

Becky worked as a claims processor for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Des Moines before her retirement.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Herr, of Austin, Minn.; one son, Tony (Laurie) Ellis of Ankeny; one daughter, Trisha (Rick) Meyer of Austin, Minn.; one step-son, Rodney Herr, of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; one step-daughter, Peggy (Greg) Knight of Crystal Beach, Fla.; two brothers, David (Sue) Jarrett of Skandia, Minn., and Richard (Marge) Jarrett of Des Moines; two sisters, Patti (Wayne) Maschmeier of Runnells, Iowa, and Linda (Ed) Kilts of Des Moines; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding Becky in death were her parents and one sister Carol Stohr.

A memorial has been established in her name and may be left or sent to Murdock Funeral Home, 1420 Warford St., Perry, IA 50220. Online condolences may be left at


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