June 19, 1944 - May 15, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, MN James Lee Herford passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, due to pulmonary fibrosis. Jim was born to Fred Wesley and Claire Freida Goldsberry Herford in Enid, Oklahoma. He was an iron worker for 30 years and worked in & around the country and globe before retiring in 1999. James was a U.S. Army Veteran. He lived a happy life, enjoyed his family, friends and travel. His motto is to "be positive."James is survived by his loving family: his wife, Sandy; daughter, Wendy L. Herford Russell & Alexander Duncan of Oklahoma; son, James M. & Monika Herford of Texas; step-sons, Greg & Marjorie Baciak and Martin & Emma Hoven both of Wisconsin; adopted daughter, Amanda & Bret Roe of Minnesota; step-daughter, Nancy McKean of Wisconsin; siblings, Ron & Pat Herford of Kansas, Kim Herford of BC, Canada, Betty & Sam Brewer of New Mexico, David & Donna Herford, Claire McCann, Joyce & Frank Sumner and Anita & Jerry Pearson, all of Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Logan M. & Amberly Russell and Lindsey L. & Jarod Huggins of Oklahoma, Sofia and Lyla Herford of Texas; step-grandchildren, Jacob Baciak, James & Maggie DeGrave and Gabriel Hoven of Wisconsin, Raina & Jessie Roe of Minnesota; three great-grandchildren, Layla Russell, Madison Russell and Aidan Huggins of Oklahoma. A Burial Service will be held at the IOOF Cemetery, 1913 N. Porter Ave., Norman, OK 73071 on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 10am. The Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at the residence of Wendy Herford Russell, Midwest City, Oklahoma, 405/308.1928. To sign the online guest book or send condolences visit www.rowefuneralhomeandcrematory.com http://www.rowefuneralhomeandcrematory.com" target="_blank"> www.rowefuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Published in The Oklahoman on July 12, 2013