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“I first met my friend Elden in 1956. He and I and Geri all workedtogether in Joplin, MO. Elden worked for Sperry Univac and Elden and I were the...Read More »
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Elden Herrstrom, 93, passed away March 13, 2018. He was born on May 3, 1924 in Tucson, Arizona, the son of Martin Walter and Iona Cecil (Anderson) Herrstrom. In addition to his parents, Elden was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, whom he married on May 20, 1960, Geraldine Iris Herrstrom, sister, Wilma Clem and brother, Harvey Herrstrom. In 1934, the whole family moved to Tonganoxie, Kansas, during the depression to farm where Elden lived until graduating from McClouth High School in 1942. He was a World War II veteran in the United States Army, serving in the South Pacific Theatre with the 13th Air Force, 64th Troop Carrier Squadron. He and his squadron were awarded a Presidential Citation in 1945. Elden was employed as a computer Engineer for 34 years with Sperry Univac Corp. where he was transferred from Topeka, Kansas to Joplin, Missouri to Tampa, Florida where he retired in 1986. Elden was a long member of Grace Presbyterian. Elden is survived by his son, Thomas Martin, brother, Walter Earl Herrstrom and his wife, Mary, of Louisburg, Kansas, with numerous nieces and nephews in Louisburg and Tonganoxie, Kansas. Visitation will be held, Monday, March 19th from 5 to 6 at 280 Mariner Boulevard. Funeral Service will be held in the Brewer Chapel at 6pm. Burial will be held in Joplin, Missouri.