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John "Jack" Herrley

August 7, 1946 — February 18, 2023

Cleveland, MN

Lifelong resident of Mankato area John “Jack” Herrley, 76, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2023 with his family by his side. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2023 at Crossview Covenant Church, North Mankato. Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at the Northview – North Mankato Mortuary. Private family interment will be at Woodland Hills, Mankato. Military honors provided by the Mankato Area Veterans Memorial Squad. Livestream will be available on Jack’s obituary at

Jack was born in Mankato on August 7, 1946 and graduated from Mankato High School in 1965. Jack served aboard the Bon Homme Richard aircraft carrier during the Vietnam conflict. In 1969 Jack married Becky Pettiecord and they had two children, Jessica (Chad) Seth and John (Leann) Herrley. They were blessed with five grandchildren, Dillon (Vanessa) Valdez, Megan Valdez, Emily Herrley, Ben Herrley, and Travis Seth and two great-granddaughters, Alaina and Brinley. He is also survived by his brother, Robert (Mary) Herrley and sisters-in-law, Rolayne Herrley and Barb Herrley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Georgette Herrley; brothers, Gerald and Ronald Herrley; and grandparents, Clarence and Bernice Herrley and Al and Heartha Headman.

In his career he became a master plumber and was the co-owner of Herrley & Gillson Plumbing and Heating. Growing within his field he became the Plumbing Inspector for the City of North Mankato and went on to be a Building Inspector for the City of Mankato. At the height of his career, he worked as a Commercial Construction Code Inspector for the State of Minnesota. With Jack, family came first and he loved being involved in the lives of his growing family. He was fascinated with the engineering of construction which led to hobbies rich in wood working and detailed craftsmanship. He loved to share his knowledge, talent and expertise with family and friends which will live on as his legacy.

In retirement, Jack and Becky spent summers by the lake in Minnesota hosting countless boating weekends with family and friends and wintered in Naples, Florida. He will always be remembered as a loving family man of integrity and honesty with a passionate love of the lake.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Mayo Hospice.




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Service Schedule

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Sunday, February 26, 2023

1:00 - 4:00pm (Central time)

Northview - North Mankato Mortuary

2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003

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Monday, February 27, 2023

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

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Monday, February 27, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)


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