died peacefully at his home in St. Louis, MO on February 9, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved son of the late Emil and Marie Herd; devoted husband of the late Verna Herd (nee Whitson); dearest father of Lesley (Bill) Obrock, Jamie (Julien) Herd-Carlier and Kristie (Mark) Nienaber; beloved brother of Robert (Mary Anna) Herd and Joyce (Kenneth) McKenzie; dear grand-father of Jack Obrock, Kelaiah and Maya Killmade, Josh Nienaber, Oscar, Lucien and Isaac Herd-Carlier; devoted uncle of the late Micheal (Terrie) Dehn, Robby (Rhonda) and Barry (Cindy) Herd and Lee Anna (Brad) Thessing.

Jim was a founding partner in the Deeba, Sauter & Herd Law Firm and had a long, successful career. Jim graduated from St. Louis University Law School in 1959. A Civil War enthusiastic, Jim published a novel set in that era. He reveled in his farm, his horses, camping and yearly trips to the American West. Beloved  by all, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Services: Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, on Thursday, February 15 from 3-9 p.m. Then taken to Timothy Lutheran Church, 6704 Fyler 63139, on Friday, for visitation at 10 a.m. until funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Contributions preferred to The American Heart Association