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Obituary: Dana Herr, Columbus

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Dana Lee Herr, 68, of Shoshonee Drive, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2012, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

He was born in Columbus, February 2, 1944, the son of the late Edward O. and Bernice M. Arnholt Herr.

He married Letitia L. George on April 2, 2007. She survives.

Along with his wife, he is survived by a son, Darrin L. Herr of Columbus; a step-son, Caden R. McGaha of Columbus; a step-daughter, Heather McGaha of Columbus; a brother, Kevin L. Herr of Elizabethtown; and a sister, Mary Ann Exner of Columbus.

Dana was a lifelong resident of Columbus, and founded Creative Tool & Machining Inc. in 1984. He also served in the National Guard. He was an avid gun collector, and was a fan of NASCAR and IU basketball. Dana enjoyed politics, and served on the Columbus Municipal Aviation Board. He also belonged to several organizations, including Moose Lodge #398, the Eagles, and American Legion Post #24. Dana loved to spend time with his two best friends, Robert Batton and Gordon Jones, reminiscing about the good old days.

Dana was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Joann Sue Herr.

A celebration of Dana's life will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

A time of gathering will be held from 4 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the donor's choice of charities.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Wednesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.

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