Date of Death
December 28, 2012
Place of Death
Three Rivers, Michigan
Visitation will be held from 11:00a.m. until time of services at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Robert Nystrom officiating.
Herbert “Herb” Halley Maples, age 84, of Three Rivers, formerly of Portage, MI. passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Dec. 28, 2012. He was born on Oct. 26, 1928 in Long Island, NY., the son of the late Herbert J. and Florence (Pleus) Maples.
Herb graduated from Bloomfield High School, New Jersey with the Class of 1947. He then attended Upsala College and graduated with a Business Administration major and Psychology minor in 1950. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a Corporal at Fort Sam in Houston, TX., during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Maples was employed in sales for Campbell’s, Whitmans Corp., and as a buyer and manager for Kroger’s Stores and Topps. He then became a Department Manager for Meijer Inc. where he eventually retired.
Mr. Maples was very active in all the communities in which he resided. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and served on various church boards. He was a member of the Pineview Estates Neighborhood Association, where he built his home some twenty years ago. Prior to his long illness, Herb enjoyed swimming at the Health Trac and golfing, as well as Coterie Dance Club with his wife.
Herb was predeceased by his parents.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife, Marie A. (MacQuesten) Maples, of Three Rivers; daughter, Dawn E. (Karl) Hansen of Marcellus; son, Glenn H.(Denice)Maples, of Portage, MI; brother, Bruce Maples of New Jersey; grandchild, Zaslow Maples; great grandchildren, Chase and Chandler Maples.
Memorial donations may be directed to First United Methodist Church. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home