Robert Michael “Mike” Herter, age 70, of Hot Springs Village, passed away September 29, 2017 in Hot Springs, AR. He was born March 19, 1947 to Robert A. Herter and Margaret E. Bradley Herter in Springfield, Illinois. Mr. Herter is preceded in death by his parents.
Robert was an avid golfer and one year, held the record for the most rounds played, and he also loved to fish. He was a member of American Legion in Springfield, Illinois and DAV in Springfield.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Branson Herter, two sisters, Margaret “Peggy” King (Dennis) of Springfield, Illinois, Patricia “Pat” Peters (Thomas) of Springfield, Illinois, one brother, Thomas Herter (Sally) of Hot Springs Village, AR, two nieces, three nephews and lots of cousins.
Interment will take place at a later date at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.
Please make memorials to Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Foundation, 4301 W. Markham Little Rock, AR 72205 and the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Arrangements were made under the direction of CedarVale Funeral Home. Guest register at www.cedarvalefuneralhome.com.
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Donna, I have known Mike since he took my computer class at LLCC. We became great friends over the years. We would meet for lunch at the American Legion in downtown Springfield. I took care of his PC's over the years. He will be greatly missed. If it would be appropriate, could you let me know when his interment will be, I would like to attend. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Gary
Very sorry to learn of Mike's passing. I had a chance to visit and reminisce with Mike and Tom at our 50 year High School reunion. Mike was a tough football player in high school and an even tougher one at Illinois College. The first day of practice our freshman year at IC Mike went one on one with a veteran senior line backer and the their pads cracked so loud that the entire team stopped to watch them go at it for 15 minutes. Herter never gave an inch and his intensity made everyone aware that he was first team all the way. Condolences to his family.