Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 1, 2013

Warren 'Herk' Herkner

Traverse City Record-Eagle

— INTERLOCHEN — Warren “Herk” Herkner, 63, of Interlochen, passed away on April 27, 2013. The son of Oswald and Etta Herkner, he was born on Sept. 29, 1949.

He was an active community member, beginning with the “Peninsula Boys” to the “Buckley Threshers Club”, known as the Old Engine Club. He was a true American Picker.

He actively helped start up two fire departments, the Metro #11, Garfield Township, and Inland Township, Station #9.

He is survived by his wife, Deb; son, Dennis (Kayla) Conklin; daughter, Jackiee Conklin; grandsons, Mavrick Conklin and Cody Conklin; and sisters, Lynda Herkner, Judy (William) Harmon, both of Traverse City, Sue (Kenneth) Keegstra, of LaValle, Wis., and Mary Jean (Ed) DeNeve, of Lincolnton, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Inland Township Fire Station #9, U.S. 31 South, Interlochen. The family will greet friends starting at 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Deb Herkner to help with funeral expense.

Please visit to sign the guestbook and share a memory.

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, to handle services.