OTIS — Laurel Jacob Hergert, 84, died April 30, 2019, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.

He was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Great Bend to Jacob and Frieda (Ochs) Hergert.

He grew up on a farm west of Albert and graduated from Otis Rural High School.

On Oct. 9, 1955, he married Anita Dumler in Otis.

They settled in Garden City in 1970, where they lived for 40 years. Laurel and Anita owned Hergerts Cleaning, Equipment and Supplies.

He is survived by his wife of the home; son, Blane Hergert of Jetmore; and daughter, Gay Tuttle of Tulsa, Okla.; brother, Merril Hergert of Marshfield, Wis.; sister, Nettie Foos of Tracy, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Cecil Hergert.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. May 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Otis. Inurnment will follow in Otis Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life or American Heart Association, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.

Friends may sign the book Monday through Friday at the funeral home. There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place.