Herschell Asher


Herschell Edwin Asher, 90 of Roachdale, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 surrounded by his family at the home of his daughter in Fincastle. He was born March 18, 1928 in Brownsburg to Byron and Nina Asher. He was raised on the family farm just outside of Roachdale. Herschell married Frances Bernice Tuttle December 24, 1945. They started their family in Fincastle where Herschell was a truck driver, a farmer, and the owner of Asher’s Café in Roachdale. He was also a member of the Roachdale Volunteer Fire Department.

They had five children all who survive; Tony Asher, Connie (Jim) Spear, Kathy (James) Bonifacius, and Steven Asher all of Roachdale, and Cindy Asher of Danville, IN, 14 grandchildren, Greg, Amber, Coreen, Brian, Tammy, Tresa, Travis, Treva, Natalie, Stacy, Shane, Steven, Mary Jo, and Amanda, 28 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Herschell was preceded in death by his wife Frances, and his sisters Helen Sullivan and Marilyn Wagoner. He is survived by his sister Patricia Asher Cline (Mrs Donald Harney) of Ladoga, and sister-in-law Carmaleeta Tuttle of Gosport, many nieces and nephews and his good friend, Martha Clift at the Hearth at Prestwick in Avon.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Roachdale Cemetery, Roachdale, Indiana with Pastor Alan Hughes officiating.  Memorials may be given to Roachdale Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 262, Roachdale, IN 46172.

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2 thoughts on “Herschell Asher

  • Patricia Page Tyree

    Herschell always had a smile on his face and I loved visiting him over the years at the Hearth!

    He enjoyed talking about his family, Roachdale, the Asher Cafe and Roast Beef Manhattans!

    So sorry for your loss… he will be so missed!