Age 91, of Park Falls, died on Thursday September 15, 2022. He was born on September 9, 1931 in Sheboygan, the son of Charles J. and Norma A. (Peterson) Herbst. His early life and schooling were in Park Falls. He completed photography training at the Ray Vogue School in Chicago. Richard served his country during the Korean War as a photographer for the United States Army reconnaissance. On January 21, 1956 he married Gloria Ferkovich in Park Falls. Richard was a photographer and the proprietor of Northernaire Studio for over 20 years. He was also a school bus driver, sheet metal worker, worked construction and for the Flambeau Paper Mill. He was a volunteer firefighter, a member of the Fifield American Legion Post, served as president of the Indianhead Professional Photographers Association, a member of the Lions Club, and flew on the 2014 Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
He is survived by his wife Gloria of Park Falls, (5)children: Steven (Carol) Herbst of Arden Hills, MN, Richard J. Herbst of Park Falls, Leslie (Terry) Haney of Butternut, Amy (Curtiss) Shattuck of Scandia, MN, and Michele (Phillip Davis) Wallerstein of Duluth, MN, (10)grandchildren, (2)great-grandchildren, his sister Dona Hessler of Park Falls, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.