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Official Obituary of

Scott Herrick

October 1, 1943 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Scott Herrick Obituary

Scott Herrick age 80, of Gilberts, Illinois and formerly of Roscoe and Northbrook, Illinois passed away on February 11, 2024 at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Galesburg, Illinois on October 1, 1943, the son of Howard “Hod” and Barbara Herrick.

Scott received his Bachelor of Science, Master's and PhD. degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He worked for Glenbrook High School District 225 since 1972 in varying roles including Dean of Students and Assistant Principal, ultimately retiring in 2000 in his role as Assistant Superintendent. Scott was the consummate educator, frequently taking time to help others improve their skills in any range of topics or matters of social decorum. These life lessons were often directed towards his sons and their friends, who usually didn't ask for the help but clearly were in need of Scott's tutelage. 

As an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin, Scott was a huge Badger fan and enjoyed watching them play football and basketball. Scott was also an avid and skilled golfer most of his life. He loved wood-working, and after retirement he greatly expanded this skill and his workshop. Many members of his family are beneficiaries of beautiful hand-made furniture, toys and even a jungle gym thanks to this passion. Scott was a skilled chef and loved to spend time in the kitchen whipping up anything from his "World Famous" grilled cheese to a full Thanksgiving spread.

Scott is survived by his wife, Mary A. Herrick (nee Bedore); his sons, Chad (Holly) Herrick and Ross (Tracy) Herrick; his grandchildren, Jocelyn, Andrew, Weston, Simon and Walker; his brother, James (Sara) Herrick; his brother-in-law, Marvin Bestul.

In addition to his parents, Scott was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Bestul.

The Inurnment of his cremains will take place at The Village Church Memorial Garden in Northbrook, IL, where he and his family were members during their time in Northbrook.

All are invited to gather with Scott's family on Saturday, March 2, 2024 beginning at 10:30 AM until time of an 11:00 AM Memorial Service at Willow Funeral Home & Cremation Care 1415 W. Algonquin Rd., (one half mile east of Randall Rd.) Algonquin, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Northern Illinois Food Bank.


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Memorial Visitation
March 2, 2024

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Willow Funeral Home
1415 W. Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102

Memorial Service
March 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Willow Funeral Home
1415 W. Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102


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