ALBANY, Mo. - David L. Hern, 85, Albany, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at home.

He was born Oct. 10, 1933 in Worth County, Missouri.

David married Lisa Munster on July 2, 1953; she preceded him in death on April 29, 2013.

David served in the Navy for over 20 years, retiring June 1, 1970. After retiring from the Navy, he became a self-employed plumber.

He was also preceded in death by: his parents, David and Florence Hern; brother, Cecil Hern and his beloved dog, Pooh.

Survivors include: daughter, Vicki Pepin; granddaughters, Jessica and Sara Pepin; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Aidan; several nieces, nephews and extended family.

David was a member of the Missouri Cremation Service.

Online guestbook and obituary at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.