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Frederick William Herzberger

February 21, 1952 - May 1, 2021

Frederick “Rick/Ricky” William Herzberger of Allen, Texas passed away May 1, 2021 at the age of 69 due to a sudden stroke.  He was born on February 21, 1952 to James Robert Herzberger and Laurys Annie (Hadden) Herzberger in Wilmington, Ohio.  Rick was a 1970 graduate of Andrews High School in Andrews, Texas.  He worked as a brick mason and in the oil & gas industry in Andrews for many years.  Rick and his family moved to DFW in 1990 where he started his professional career in building inspections and development services with many North Texas municipalities. Rick was currently serving as the Chief Building Official for the City of McKinney.  He was a loving father and amazing grandfather, and his family was most important to him.  Ricky loved his daily indoor cycle classes, enjoyed the guitar and harmonica, and was passionate about supporting his grandchildren in all of their activities. 

He is survived by his daughters, Rikie Herzberger of Plano, Texas and (Candise) Lucky Herzberger of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Ericka Smith, Kennedy Thomas, Journey Thomas, and Caynan Russell; sister, Suzanne Smith and husband, Emory; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, James and Laurys Herzberger and brother, Art Herzberger.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, Mary 7, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Rick’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/frederick-william-herzberger. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location. 

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety, and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Memorial Service.

When the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Rick and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone).

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that a donation in Rick’s honor be made to the American Stroke Association or Stroke Recovery Foundation or his favorite ministry Day1.org. 



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Herzberger Family, my prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Your Dad will be missed at the office. I’m honored to have worked with him at the City of McKinney. Donna Bugiel, May 11, 2021 Rick was a wonderful man, a great friend and a life mentor who will be missed terribly by all who were Blessed to call him friend.
Heath, May 8, 2021 Rick, You always treated me like your daughter. You were the sweetest, most loving man I have ever met. I am so sad and heartbroken to know of your passing. I love you!
Sasha Hernandez, May 7, 2021 I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Even with the limited interaction over the years I know that he was an incredible man of God and so loving and kind. His smile was so awesome and his outlook on life was remarkable. I will miss seeing him in the morning and I know that he is enjoying worshiping up in heaven. As a man, father and leader I will strive to present myself as he did each day of his life. Again, praying for you each day. Chris Hydock, May 7, 2021 Thank you Rick for your devotion to the residents of McKinney. On a personal note, you were a kind and funny man. You will be missed and remembered. Kerry, May 7, 2021 Prayers for peace and comfort. Tricia Watson, May 7, 2021 Prayers to this family!! Rick and I have been friends since middle school and both of us have always stayed in communication over the years. He’s was a one of a kind person and has a special place in my heart - good guy and a good friend who will be missed. Mike Gaston, May 7, 2021 I always enjoyed learning building code specifics from Rick and having those oh so interesting conversations about why this or that or why not! He had a wealth of knowledge and was always very willing to share his experience and help me understand some of the finer points. He and I worked together on many successful city construction projects since he joined McKinney city staff and I will miss his wisdom, his smile and his willingness to help. My heart goes out to all of Rick's family as you celebrate a life well lived! Patricia Jackson, May 7, 2021 My sympathy to family regarding this loss. Mr. Herzberger was always friendly and professional each and every time I crossed paths with him. The City of McKinney benefitted from his service. Travis Ussery, May 6, 2021 Ricky I know will be missed so much by his family. He was a very kind person! Holly Carruth, May 5, 2021 UNCLE RICKY!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! I miss you!!. You have always been a positive presence in my life for my entire life and I will miss your smile and encouragement and time together. Thank you for always loving me and making me feel special. I cherish all the memories with you! I love you!! Christy Pinaroc, May 5, 2021 I loved my little brother. Suzanne Smith, May 5, 2021 Ricky and I had a long run together, and I loved him. We painted and plumbed and dug some ditches. I loved him. Emory Smith, May 5, 2021 I am so sorry for the unexpected loss of Rick, He would always make me laugh and wanted to know about the crazy animals I had acquired. My prayers and condolences go out to his family during this time. May you find some peace with all the memories you will cherish. Beth Champion, May 5, 2021 Herzberger Family: My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rick and I met in 2002 and have been friends/colleagues ever since. He was a kind man with integrity and a quirky sense of humor - I always enjoyed visiting with him and his never ending smile. He will be sorely missed. I wish you comfort and solace during this time.
J. Martin Sanchez, May 5, 2021 To the HERZBERGER Family and the City of McKinney, We are so glad that God brought Mr. Herzberger into our lives during a time when we're strangers in a city and while we were going through a difficult time in relation to our housing needs in 2019. We prayed to God for help and we were led to call on the City of McKinney. This is when we met the most kind and wonderful man who came to inspect the exterior of our home. Here comes the Chief Building official from the City of McKinney to our rescue. A GREAT CBO and A GREAT MAN. He treated us with warmth and kindness and understood our plight. What stood out the most was his concern for our health and welfare due to our circumstances as human beings. He was such a caring man who one could tell was a man of God. It was not a mistake that God put him in our lives. His mannerism just glowed in his godly behavior for the common good of people. We have had the opportunity to communicate ongoing with Mr. Herzberger during our professional conversations for the past two years in his role as Chief Building Official. He always asked me how my daughter was doing with her illness. That meant so much to us more than the help we needed. He will never know how much he meant to us. My daughter and I were very saddened by his loss. We think about him daily since we found out. He will never be forgotten in our hearts. God Bless this Family and the City of McKinney.
You will be missed. Gone to soon. Melissa Powell, May 3, 2021 Grandpa Rick was one of the happiest men I've ever known. Thankfully I met Lucky when I was 17 and Rick always treated me like a member of the family. He was the best Dad and Grandpa and will be forever missed! Thank you all so much for sharing him with us all. Love you all bunches - Chez Chez Bohannan, May 3, 2021 What a great father, granddad, friend, and man. Thank you for being a constant presence in our lives, with our family, and our continued friendship. We will miss you and always keep your memories alive with our children and grandchildren. Brian & Danita Templeton , May 3, 2021