Clipped From The Daily Herald
Finances and ill health blamed for suicide intersection While his family attended the I funeral of an uncle Monday i morning, Fred W. Herrig, 45, 104 N. Russell, Mt. Prospect, shot himself in the right temple while alone in his horno and died five hours later- in North- -The shooting took place Herrig's bedroVmi at 11:50 i_ Monday, August 5. Herrig, who used his own .32 calibre pistol, was still conscious when his family found him 15 minutes later and apologized, "I'm sorry to do this." I pany, Chicago, where he was foreman, since Friday, July 30. in I According to his wife, rierrig .. . the in tic had been employed by" had a stoir-ach ailment and had been at home in bed for a He hod not fell well enough to Co to work at the Kosto corn- ; company lor 20 years. j ^ VERDICT of -uicide was return^ at a coroÂ«rt' inqu^s? Tu eBdav Auauat 10 at Â»-30 a funeral I P i aine8 . are his wife Vernet- . , . - _ , , dren (North , was worried about finances, and rO n from a later check at a Des Plaines is bank showed his bank balance been overdrawn. However, I the, ta, 36; and three children. , W. Jr., IS, Charles, 12, and ] '' ' ] His wife stated Herrig also written for the Wittenberg he shot him- tend the Wittenbera Bnriwcll a-nd A farewell note on the dress- .....jtinn on tho ^'^ ' illcn OIV thC ! burial papers are in the bottom drawer. I'm sorry to do this to - - - ..... inis to j loved wisely, but . , 1 too well." MRS. HERRIG and the three I shooting. 1 Herrig . cemetery DCS Plainer ' y told his wife he decided to KO to work that s and left at 6:40 a.m. to gel to the loop. He went Wittenberg, as far as Des Plaines. however, jde and relumed home while his i family was gone. ! All an When the family returned at n 30 a.m., his daughter Marilyn WC nt upstairs, luticed Hcrrig ' i n bed, and told her mother I a ry--the had not gone to work. Mrs. Herrig ran upstairs, and had happened, took the Â· ten and f rqm him as Herrig, O ne and two in- * slated "I'll do a n"w school this the next time." Misses Lois P M ( T v .*iirvi ni THE FAMILY called Dr. ! burg, of Mt Prospect police, I rived on the scene, he asked ' Hcrrig if he shot himself and Hcrrig nodded yes. Whittenburg 1 .tuLrnsI k i m nrKÂ«f iin^l Harritf where bought their home j just two months as lying Mrs. Hcrrig had placed it. Herrig had never a suicide before, according to his wife. Prospect just two months vacation of Ihe Â° uncral services will be held from the Oehlcr chapel at i I m. Thursday, August 12. Burial I will be in All Saints cemetery, I Des Plaines.