Clifford 'Skip' Herbst


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Clifford L. "Skip" Herbst, 88, passed away at his Hot Springs Village, Ark., home on Sunday morning, Jan. 13, 2013.
Born Sept. 17, 1924, on the Rock Island Arsenal, he was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Ida Erickson Herbst; and both of his older brothers, Willie and Kenny.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jacqueline Avery Herbst. They were married on Nov. 22, 1950, and have three married children, Larry (Judy) Herbst, Lisa (Bill) Noirot and Rick (Sarah) Herbst. He is the loving grandfather of seven grandchildren, Alison, Rob, Brad, Ben, Alex, Jack and Charlie and great-grandfather of Ryan and Keira.
A graduate of Rock Island High School and Saint Ambrose College, he earned his master's degree from the University of Illinois. Cliff devoted his professional life to education, beginning his career as a teacher and tennis coach at Rock Island High School. He was a school business manager in suburban Wilmette and Niles, Ill. After 25 years as assistant superintendent and business manager at Riverside-Brookfield High School in Riverside, Ill., he retired to Hot Springs Village, where he and Jackie enjoyed 23 years of retirement together.
Cliff chose to donate his body for medical study. His ashes will be interred at the Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines in Hot Springs Village at a later date. He leaves his loved ones missing him, yet warm with wonderful memories of his devotion to his family.












 



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1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
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