Richard A. Herzing, 88, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:40 P.M. May 19, 2017 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois with family by his side. He was born September 26, 1928 in Dahlgren, Illinois to parents, Louis J. and Clara (Rubenacker) Herzing. Richard married Lucille Schuster on June 17, 1954 in Piopolis, Illinois. They were blessed with 63 years of marriage. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with The Very Reverend Father John Iffert officiating. Interment will follow at Saint Mary Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. The American Legion Post #141 will conduct Full Military Honors at the cemetery. A Visitation will be held Monday, May 22, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. At conclusion of the visitation, there will be a Rosary Service. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or Saint Mary School and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.