Vivian M. Herdman

Vivian M. Herdman

Vivian M. Herdman, 80, of Battle Creek, Mich., died on July 3, 2020, in Battle Creek. 

She was born in Anna in 1939, the daughter of Everett and Vesta Smith. 

Her education continued at Carthage College in Carthage and at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich.

She married the Rev. Donald Herdman. He survives. In August they would have celebrated 54 years together. They have one son, David of Olympia, Wash.

As a minister’s wife, she often was a Sunday school teacher, choir director, organist or all three at once. 

They served churches in Iowa City, Iowa, Redford, Mich., and Battle Creek, Mich., at Trinity Lutheran. 

In addition, she taught elementary music at Prairieview School. She was a talented musician and a creative people person. 

Gifts in her memory may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Battle Creek, Mich. ( or to the Woman’s Co-op, also located at Trinity. 

In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place and the family will hold a service at a later date. 

Richard A. Henry Funeral Home and Cremation Services,, in Battle Creek, Mich., is in charge of arrangements.

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