How do you sum up a life in mere words?
Herbert Roy Klischies Sr. was larger than life. He never met a stranger, would talk with everyone, always had his camera and bag ready and was always taking pictures, much to the chagrin of his 3 daughters and 1 son. But as we’ve gotten older and grandchildren & great grandchildren have arrived, we’re very happy we have these memories.
He loved his wife, family, friends & God. And his sweets! He adored his 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was very proud to have served his country as a medic during the Korean Conflict and enjoyed his time in Japan.
He was also very proud of his contribution to GEICO. Herb was the creator of the GEICO logo, in 1961, and thrilled to see that it is still used today. He said ‘I wanted to create something that would show the strength of the company’. Where ever he goes, he never misses an opportunity to share his story.
His life was filled with camping trips across country in his home-made popup camper with the family, always making sure we saw the historical sites, crisscrossing the country in the train with mom and always finding someone that he knew in the places where they stopped.
Herb passed away September 9, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Barbara of 64 years, daughters Karen (Larry) of Asheville NC, Linda of Homosassa, Diane (Kevan) of Wesley Chapel and Herb Jr. (Mary) of Chattanooga, TN, 12 grandkids and 12 great grandkids.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date.