Sun Commercial, 1/24/2009
Jack Hert, 70, of
Vincennes passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at 7:40 p.m. at the Good
Samaritan Hospital with his family at his bedside. Jack was born in Anderson,
the son of Paul E. and Robertine O. Hedges Hert.
He was a graduate of Vincennes Lincoln High School in 1956, and he was
a first baseman for the undefeated baseball team. He was a member of the
only undefeated athletic team in the history of Lincoln High School. That
team was inducted to the Indiana High School Baseball Hall of Fame. He
was drafted by the Minnesota Twins, playing in the Triple A teams in Cocoa
Beach, Fla., and Midland, Texas.
He and his father operated Hert's IGA and Stoops IGA for over 20 years.
He married Jackie L. Wagonseller on Nov. 26, 1959, and they made their
lives together for over 49 years.
He was a sanitary engineer for the wastewater treatment plant for the
Vincennes Water Utilities and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived
by his wife, Jackie L. Hert; and their children, Taunie Snyder and her
husband Mark of Vincennes and Mickey Hert and his wife Deneen of Greenfield.
He was the proud grandfather to Spencer Hert.
He was preceded
in death by his parents and his mother- and father-in-law, Esco and Leona
will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral
Home. Joseph Swartz will officiate. He will be laid to rest in Memorial
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral
home. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Vincennes
Lincoln High School Baseball Team or to the Vincennes Lincoln High School
Online condolences can be made at duesterbergfredrick.com