Delilah K. Herink

Apr 1, 2019
Herink, Delilah


10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, 3146 Kimball Ave., Waterloo, IA.


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel.


Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, IA


Memorials may be directed to UnityPoint Hospice, 1825 Logan Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50703 or Waverly Pet Rescue, PO Box 291, Waverly, IA 50677


Delilah K. Herink, age 87, died Monday, April 1, 2019 at her home.

She was born June 18, 1931 in her grandmother’s home near Martinstown, Missouri, the daughter of Clifford and Ruth (Mills) Bland.  Delilah graduated from Waterloo West High School with the Class of 1949.  She was united in marriage with Charles William Herink on November 5, 1949 in Kirksville, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on September 30, 2012.

Delilah worked for a time as a housekeeper at a local motel and also sold Sara Coventry Jewelry, but mostly was a stay at home mom.  She loved all types of crafting including knitting, crocheting, painting rocks, making porcelain dolls, sewing dresses and making doll clothing. She was very fond of her two pet cats Angel and Gracie.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathie (Al) Johnson and a son, David Herink, all of Waterloo; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren and another on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2012; a great grandson, Treston; a daughter-in-law, Kim Herink in 2017; and a brother and sister-in-law, Hubert (Betty) Bland.

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  1. Terry & Jolene Herink | Apr 04, 2019
    Sorry to hear of your loss.  Our deepest condolences.
  2. Diana Parks | Apr 04, 2019

     Kathie and David, I have so many happy memories of staying at your house.  Your mom was a loving and talented lady and the hub of the family.  She was a real Proverbs 31 woman.  Our sympathy to you and all the family.


  3. Delores Miller | Apr 04, 2019

    David and Kathie,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of your beloved mom and our beautiful, kind, loving aunt. Your memories will keep her alive forever. 

  4. Audrey Brunko | Apr 03, 2019

    My deepest sympathy to Kathie and AL and the rest of your family on the loss of your mom. 

    Please know that you and your family are in my  thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dan Bland | Apr 03, 2019
    Kathleen was a kind soul, well loved by family and friends, So glad Cathy and myself had a good visit with you all last year at about this time, I look forward to seeing our loved ones again.
  6. Dorene Delilah | Apr 03, 2019

    So sorry to hear this news.  She was a beautiful person that i am proud to be named after.Love to you all. 


  7. Gomer Bland | Apr 03, 2019
    just wanted to say how deeply we were truly saddened at the death of aunt Kathleen,we love ya'll so much.. She will truly be missed.

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