Charles Herr

By The Mercury

Charles Samuel (Chuck) Herr, 84, of Manhattan, died Wednesday. He worked as a Historical Preservationist, a former partner and manager of Brighton Home Furnishings in Manhattan.

Cremation has been chosen and the family will receive friends at their home, 3405 Claflin in Manhattan, on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The family provided some of the following information.

Chuck was born in Dallas Center, Iowa, on June 2, 1929. He was the son of the late Albert H. and Vivian Frances (Miller) Herr.  On June 15, 1956 in Manhattan at the First United Methodist Church, he was united in marriage to Charlotte Brighton, who survives him of the home.

Chuck graduated from the Dallas Center, Iowa High School in 1947 and from Kansas State with as bachelors’ degree in business. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, the Manhattan Lions Club, AFS, Foster Parent, and the Historical Preservation Alliance. Chuck served in the U.S. Navy and also in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Herr is also survived by two daughters, Conni Herr-Scherff, of Manhattan,  and Claudia Herr, of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Helen Collaro, of Long Island, N.Y.; two brothers, Edgar Herr, of Grangler, Iowa; James R. Herr, of Sun City West, Ariz.;  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Albert J Herr; and two sisters, Norma L. Barnes and Della Mae Bowie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice in memory of Charles Samuel (Chuck) Herr and sent in care of Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 W. Poyntz, Manhattan.  Chuck donated to the Terry C. Johnson Cancer Research at K-State, The Lions Club Melvin Jones Memorial Fund and the First United Methodist Church. For more information or to send and email condolence visit

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