Ralph E. Herbest Sr.

September 20, 1936
- July 18, 2003

MILO - Ralph E. Herbest Sr., 66, loving husband of Brenda (DeLaite) Herbest, died July 18, 2003, at a Portland hospital. He was born Sept. 20, 1936, in Milo, the son of Calvin and Myla (Lyford) Herbest Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Milo and a woodsman all his life. He was a member of Pownal Masonic Temple No. 119 AF & AM in Stockton Springs, and a member of the Anah Shrine Temple in Bangor. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed NASCAR and visiting with friends and family. He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda, of Milo; five sons and their wives, Ralph and Kathy Herbest Jr., Ronald and Cindy Herbest, Kevin and Bonnie Herbest, Dale and Jennifer Herbest, and Troy Herbest, all of Milo; three daughters and their husbands, Lynn and Milton Herbest, Robin and Mark Hobbs, all of Milo, Debbie and David Lunt of Frenchboro; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Stella Royal of Brownville, and Albina and Robert Emery of Orneville; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and a special nephew and his family, Ed, Linda, Randy and Matt. He was predeceased by three sisters, Alta Baker, Roberta Gerrish, Betty Allen; and one brother, Calvin Herbest Jr. A memorial mass was held, July 23, 2003, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, in Milo, with Father James Robichaud presiding.


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