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Updated: 03/27/2014 08:00:18AM

Robert C. Herkner

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Robert C. Herkner, 78, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014.

He was born May 29, 1935, to Herbert and Thelma (nee Kibby) Herkner.

Robert moved to the Englewood area in 2004 from Traverse City, Mich. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Elks Lodge, all of Rotonda West, Fla. Robert was also an avid golfer and fisherman. He was married in 1960 in California to his wife of 53 years, Barbara Herkner.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Herkner; his sons, Dale, Steven and Craig Herkner, all of Traverse City; and his four grandchildren, Bryce, Cole, Taylor and Morgan Herkner.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home, with military honors to follow. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice or The Salvation Army. You may express your condolences to the family at

Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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