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Nina Anne Herdes

June 26, 1929 - July 4, 2021

Nina Anne Herdes Nina Anne Herdes
    August 7, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
  • Fox Valley Presbyterian Church Geneva
  • Funeral
  • August 7, 2021 | 11:00 A.M.
  • Fox Valley Presbyterian Church Geneva

Nina Anne Herdes, 92, of Geneva, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2021 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield while surrounded by her family.

She was born June 26, 1929 in Joliet, IL, a daughter to the late Norman and Elsie Maxwell.

Nina was an active member of the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church and former director of the Cherub Choir. She loved music, baking, and sewing and each day found ways to spread kindness to others.

She was a loving wife to Edwin for over 71 years and devoted mother to Pam (Ron) Matthews of Austin, Texas and Deb (Dave) Ringland of Metamora, IL. Nina was a proud grandmother to four grandchildren, Adina (Steve) Gillespie, Brent (Paula) Ringland, Berry Matthews, and Margaret Matthews. She was a caring great-grandmother to her three great-grandchildren, Jimmy Gillespie and Nick Gillespie and the late Madison Ringland. Nina also leaves behind her brother, Phil (Debbie) Maxwell, with whom she shared her gift of music. Nina adored her many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Bev Edman and Jean Lewis.

Memorial Services will be held at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva, IL on  Saturday, August 7th at 11am. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions please be made to the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church.


Donna Pelletier from St Charles, IL

"Please accept my sincere condolences. I have so many fond memories of Nina as director of Misty River Music Makers. Sending prayers for your family."

Steve & Carolyn Opper from Metamora , IL

"Deb, Steve and I send our deepest sympathies to you Dave and your family during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

Kathy Hubbard from DeKalb, IL

"Remembering with happy thoughts Nina's many sewing projects for dog competition awards!Our Rescue dogs benefited from her skills as well.Gordon Highlanders and Gordon Highlander Rescue Program"

Ann Cross from Stanwood, MI

"Although this note is being written a year after Nina's passing, it is only today that I learned of her passing. She and Ed came to mind and I looked for them online, only to find this sad news. Many years ago in Springfield, Illinois, I sang with Nina and two other women in a Sweet Adelines quartet and Nina was such a significant part of that experience, both for her musical gifts but also for her sewing, design, fitting talents, all of which were extraordinary. She was always making a beautiful wedding gown or an amazing wedding cake for a lucky bride, while also singing with us, taking care of her and Ed's (and their then young daughters) home with their little dog, Jolie. My husband and I have thought of the Nina and Ed over the years even though we hadn't been in touch for many years. I was sad to read of her passing and sad to think of Ed without her. Ed had such a delightful sense of humor (we still quote some of his "lines" and still laugh) and we can only hope his humor and his family have helped him and will continue to help him through grief. With sincere condolences, Ann and Jeff Cross"

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