May 3, 1924–March 13, 2018
Elden Herrstrom, age 93, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Spring Hill, Florida.
He was born on May 3, 1924 in Tucson, Arizona, son of the late Martin Walter and Iona Cecil (Anderson) Herrstrom. In addition to his parents, Elden was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, whom he married on May 20, 1960, Geraldine Iris Herrstrom, a sister, Wilma Clem, and a brother, Harvey Herrstrom.
In 1934, his family moved to Tonganoxie, Kansas, during the depression to farm. Elden graduated from McClouth High School in 1942. He was a World War II veteran in the United States Army, serving in the South Pacific Theatre with the 13th Air Force, and the 64th Troop Carrier Squadron. He and his squadron were awarded a Presidential Citation in 1945.
Elden was employed as a computer Engineer for 34 years with Sperry Univac Corp. where he was transferred from Topeka, Kansas to Joplin, Missouri, to Tampa, Florida where he retired in 1986. Elden was a long member of Grace Presbyterian Church
Elden is survived by his son, Thomas Martin of Orlando, Florida; brother, Walter Earl Herrstrom and his wife, Mary, of Louisburg, Kansas, with numerous nieces and nephews in Louisburg and Tonganoxie, Kansas.
Visitation was held, Monday, March 19th from 5 to 6 p.m. at Brewer and Sons Funeral Homes, Seven Hills Chapel, 280 Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill, Florida
Funeral Service will be held in the Seven Hills Chapel at 6pm on Monday, March 19th.
Another Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel, Joplin, Missouri.