Harry Herl, 74, of Collyer passed away Friday, March 27, 2020. He was born on July 20, 1945 in Quinter, the son of Edwin and Teresa (Augustine) Herl.


Harry married Tharen Troyer on November 29, 1969 and they recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. For the last 42 years, Harry owned and operated Herl Truck Equipment, buying and selling trucks and tractors. He was the largest salvage dealer in the world for Versatile parts and tractors, as well as military surplus. He shipped to Canada, Australia, Belize, New Zealand, South Africa and the whole United States to name a few. His son Shawn also worked with him since 1994.


Harry was a member of the VFW in Ransom, and attended the Quinter Church of the Brethren.


He is survived by his wife, Tharen; sons, Shawn Herl of Quinter and Bryan (Tristina) Herl of Hutchinson; daughter, Julie (Carl) Parker of Oakley; grandchildren, Alyssa and Mason Herl and Sarah Parker along with several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; sisters, Marilyn Randolph and Connie Daniels; many aunts and uncles; and his fur babies, Fred, Cooper, Ziggy and Sammy. Harry was preceded in death by his parents and step grandson, Timothy Parker.


A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Brethren in Quinter on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Military rites will take place at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in Wakeeney on July 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Memorials are suggested to the family of Harry, to be designated at a later date, in care of Swaim Funeral Home of Dodge City. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.