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Adam M. Herbst

January 25, 1941 — June 22, 2022

Adam M. Herbst

Adam Michael Herbst, 81, of Rathdrum, Idaho, passed June 22, 2022, at his home in Rathdrum.

Adam was born on January 25, 1941, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, to Aloysius “Pete” and Cecilia Herbst. Adam attended Duquesne University in Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in both Philosophy and Theology. Later, Adam met the love of his life Susan, when she went to mass while traveling for work and happened to take the seat next to the gentleman with the beautiful booming voice, and the rest was history. They went on to wed in 1976 in Chicago, Illinois and were together from then on.

Adam was very active within his church, and amongst his notable religious pursuits, participated in missionary work within Hispanic communities in Puerto Rico and Ohio. Later in his professional life, Adam worked in industrial sales for a time before retiring from the corporate life to pursue a true passion: prioritizing family by supporting Susan, caring for home life, and being at home with his two sons. In 1988 Adam moved his family to Idaho where he continued his passions in wood working, music, inventing, farming, cooking, gardening, and being an active participant within the Catholic church. Adam knew no stranger, and the only thing more magnetic than the strength of his character was the gleaming smile he shared with everyone he met.

Adam is survived by his wife Susan, and brother David (wife, Nancy) Herbst; two children, Jacob Herbst of Rathdrum, and Nathan (wife, Jill) Herbst of Post Falls; three grandchildren Trista (husband, Alex) Traver of Spokane, and Ramie and Kylee Herbst; and one great grandchild, Kennedy Traver. Preceded in death were his sisters Mary Herbst and Johanna Veltre.

Services will be held at St. George Church in Post Falls on July 8th, 2022. A recitation of the Rosary will take place at 10 am and funeral mass at 10:30 am. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations in Adam’s memory be made to the Union Gospel Mission Women and Children’s Center in Coeur d’Alene or a charity of your choice.


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