Logan

Cuz…

If I could tell you one thing,
I would tell you that you are loved more than you know.

If we could talk once more,
I would remind you how proud I am of everything you’ve done.
How proud I am of how hard you work,
of how committed and steadfast you are,
of how great it is to have you around,
and how you’re going to grow up to be so much cooler than your big cousin.

If I could see you once more,
I wouldn’t miss your last baseball game.

If we could hang out one more day at the lake,
I would still be in awe of your perfect gainers.

If you could teach me one more thing,
it would be your serene calm under pressure.

If I could hear you now,
your infectious laugh would fill the room.

If I could show you one thing,
it would be a world incomplete without you.

—Rest in Peace Cuz—

Logan Herr (1996-2012)

[Updated: 09-Jul-2012 @ 1:45 pm] There has been a great outpouring of support for my family over the last day, Thank you so very much for all of your love and kind words. Some of the boys in EDH even painted the rocks in memory of my cousin (my dad took pictures this morning):

[Updated: 09-Jul-2012 @ 6:00 pm] Please pray for strength for my Aunt, Uncle and cousins. I invite you to share your kind words in memory of Logan:

Logan Herr on Facebook.

Logan Herr on Twitter.

A memorial fund has been established to keep Logan’s (Trub’s) fun loving and adventurous spirit alive. In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Logan’s name:

Please Consider Donating in Logan's Name


[Updated: 11-Jul-2012 @ 12:50 pm] If you are more comfortable donating at a physical location, a memorial fund has also been established by our close family friends at Bank of the West in El Dorado Hills (Thanks Donna!):

The Logan Herr Memorial Fund
Bank of the West
2211 Francisco Drive, #100
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Please contact Donna or me if you need the routing and account number for an out of town transfer. Thank you again so much for your support of my family.

[Updated: 16-Jul-2012 @ 7:00 pm] My family is holding a Celebration of Life for my Cousin Logan Daniel Herr this week:

Celebration of Life for Logan Daniel Herr

Wed June 18th @ 11:00 am

Rolling Hills Christian Church
800 White Rock Road
El Dorado Hills CA 95762

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Comments

  1. Dave Bevilacqua says:

    I didn’t know your cousin all that well Dan. My son and he played on the same Hard 90 baseball team for a couple years. I loved watching him on the baseball field. It amazed me how that much heart fit inside that body. I wish all athletes had the heart of Logan Herr. He will be missed.

    • Thank you Dave, I agree my cousin was the most heart-filled young athlete I have ever known. Thank you for your kind words.

    • Ilisa Gallant says:

      Hi Daniel,
      We appreciate your loving poem for this special person in your life. My husband coached Logan and our son, Harrison on the BobCats Baseball team. Logan was a spirited player for sure. Our hearts go out to your family and we pray for peace for his parents who loved him so. God Bless you all as you grieve for him. May God’s strength get you through the celebration on Wednesday for dear Logan. With love and prayers, Gordon and Ilisa Gallant and family

  2. Mandee Mallonee says:

    Love you, Daniel. Love you, Logan.

  3. Hi Dan – so sorry for your loss. I live down the street from Jim & Katie and know that our entire neighborhood grieves with you all. You are in our prayers.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. We were staying at Bimini Sands when
    Logan was missing. My daughter Emily talked to Logan’s dad
    and she and her friends helped look for him! Words can not
    express how sad we were to hear this terrible news! You and
    all the Herr family are in our thoughts and prayers!

  5. Dan, Your words are beautiful – thank you for sharing. We are all so sad about the loss of Logan. Prayers and strength to your family. We are thinking of you all constantly.
    Hugs, The Buenzli Family – Our son Trent is one of “The Unit.”

  6. Andy Kuhnmuench says:

    Daniel, We just found out and I went searching for news. Your love for your cousin Logan is so evident in your writting and we are truly saddened to hear of this loss for all of the Herr family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Please let Jim and Katie know that we are praying for them and the other boys. Logan had so much still ahead…his attributes were amazing! Andy, Jodi,and the boys.

  7. Heather Haynes says:

    I do not know you or you cousin. I am a co-worker of Liz Byer’s. I am sorry to hear of such a young loss. My having 5 kids, makes this hit home. I pray each day as my children blossom into their teen years, that I can provide enough assurance that your whole life is not based on these short years. Having already one child
    O.D. (surviving) while on vacation in Florida makes me try twice as hard with my others. Your blog was beautiful and made me cry! Once again, so sorry to hear of your families loss!

  8. Jim Kehoe says:

    Dan, Words can not express how deeply sorry we are for the Herr family. My wife Rene & I have know Jim & Katie for 22 years when we first met each other at our Pre-Cana in FL. It’s a tragic loss of such a great young man & beatiful family. Please let Jim and Katie know that the Kehoe’s are praying for them, boys and the entire Herr family. Jim & Rene Kehoe

  9. Jennifer Karvaski says:

    Dan, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Logan was an amazing kid and will be missed greatly. I met Logan when he was in first grade. I started as his tutor and quickly became close friends with Katie and the entire family. My heart is breaking for all of you.
    Love and prayers,
    Jenn Karvaski

  10. Michael Mallonee says:

    Cousin, you put this into words much better than I could have. Thank you for being able to articulate what we are all feeling so well. We will greatly miss our younger cousin’s bright impression he left on all of us. I miss you all and love you all greatly. We will be able to overcome as a family. It will take time, but we can endure. Best to all of you.

  11. Dana Fox says:

    My parents (the Ferrero’s) live across the street from the Herr family. All I ever hear from them is the most positive, wonderful comments about the entire family and how great and polite the kids are. They said when Logan started driving he was always so careful and respectful not to drive too fast since there are always kids out front playing. I have two kids of my own and can’t fathom the thought of losing them. My heart goes out to the entire Herr family. If there is anything at all that we can do to help in any way, please let us know. I can’t stop thinking about the family and what they must be going through. No words can express how sad I am for them. I am praying constantly for them. Your poem and pictures are very touching. Love, Dana Fox

  12. Wendy Nathan says:

    Dan,

    My son Matthew played with Logan on Hard 90 and mere words cannot express my heartfelt sorrow for you and Logan’s family. Logan was a very special kid and taught each and every one of us how hard work and determination will lead to success. His unabashed love for his mother was so evident and his positive outlook was infectious. He truly was extraordinary.

    Please give Katie my love and know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Hi all…. I was in Logan’s English class this last year and remember how much not just Logan but all of us loved Mr. Lealos I’m so sorry for your guys loss. It hurts that knowing just 3 months ago Logan was laughing in Mr. Lealos class… I know how much the whole school or at least the class of 2014 will be hurting. But I was unclear on how he went there are a lot of rumors going around and I want to know the truth. Logan was a well loved kid at school and he will be missed very much. I am so sorry for your loss

  14. So, so sad. My son plays football with Connor and my daughter is at ORHS with Logan. You are in our highest prayers. May you all find peace at this difficult time.

  15. Rich Fusco says:

    Dan,
    I had the honor of coaching Logan in Florida when he was 9 years old. I will never forget his face when he was pitching in the all-star game. He shut down our crosss town rivals to help win the championship for our park. The determination and focus on his face when he was pitching and when he came racing off the mound with that Logan smile on his face will be my memory of him forever.
    Thoughts and prayers to the whole Herr family..

  16. I didn’t really know Logan but I was in Bimini Bahamas when it happens and I helped look for him. I’m so sorry about your lost. When I herd they found him and wat he did I coutnd stop crying. I just want to say even that I didn’t know him that well my family will be praying for Logan. RIP Logan

  17. Janis Rosenzweig Davisson says:

    Dan,
    I went to high school with Jim, so I didn’t know Logan. But I know what a nice guy Jim is, and a lot of WHS graduates are very sad right now. I will write to Jim directly, but I wanted to tell you what a special young man you are to share your words with everyone, especially Logan’s family. To know how much he was loved, and that they’re not alone in their grief, has to be of some comfort. My heart breaks for all of you and you are all in our prayers.
    Janis “Rosenzweig” Davisson

    • Thank you so much Janis, it means a lot. Let me know if you need a mailing address for Jim.

      • Daniel, I also did not know your cousin Logan, but went to High School with Jim at WHS in Westminster. My heart goes out to your entire family for this tragic loss. I can’t imagine what you all are going through, but know that you are not alone during this time. I would like to send a card to Jim and his wife, so if possible please forward his address to me. The entire Herr family is in my thoughts and prayers.
        Patti “Miller” Brant

      • Thank you Patti. I sent you an email.

  18. Barbara Buening says:

    Daniel, I am a friend of Katie (Sean as we know her) from Panama City, Florida. I wanted to send my sincere condolences to you, Katie, Jim, Spencer and Connor as well as the entire Herr/Goodwin families. The poem you wrote to Logan is so moving and I have read it everyday since you posted it. May God give you all the peace and strength at this time. You and your family our in my prayers.
    Barbara Holsenback Buening

  19. Dan, My family lived in Lake Worth, Fl on the same Cul de sac with the Herr’s. Logan, then Connor, then Spencer brought more joy to that neighborhood than you can imagine. Most of the kids were older than Logan but had no problem with him hanging out. Although we haven’t seen Logan in awhile, we all remember the happy times that we shared on that block. We are all shocked and devistated by your loss and have prayed that you all find the strength to get through this tragic time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim, Katie, Connor, Spencer, and the rest of Logan’s family and friends who are all grieving. Dan – your poem to Logan was beautiful

  20. Jeanette Khalili says:

    My “Heartfelt Condolences” go out to you and your family and may you find peace in this time of sorrow. My family and friends were at the Bimini Sands during this time and we were all looking for him. When I heard of the tragic news the following morning it just saddened us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  21. Doug & Janet Smith says:

    We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the Herr family during this difficult time. Our son, Austin, played baseball on the West Boynton Blaze with Logan starting with coach pitch travel ball when they were 8 years old, until the Herr family relocated from S. Florida to California.
    We have fond memories of the excitement of the boys over their many successes in baseball, and of the spontaneous pool parties at the Herr home in celebration of baseball victories. While our words cannot express the pain we feel at this loss, our tearful prayers and love go out for Jim, Katie, and the younger boys.

  22. Pedro Alfaro, Jr. says:

    Dear Daniel: Nancy just informed me about Logan, I am in total shock on how can this be possible. It is truly a family tragedy for all of us. You have no idea the profound sorrow I have and specially all the Herr family which I consider my extended family also, you know that very well. I cannot imagine how all of you are, specially Connor & Spencer, Ober & Jeanne, Jimmy & Katie, you, Karah, and Andrew ……. This is absolutely horrible specially at his young age and the circumstances. Daniel, there are absolutely no words that can describe what I feel, that can comfort you enough, and know are the feelings of many others, but my prayers, support, and unconditional love for all of you and please keep me posted. GOD has a new angel waiting for us in Heaven. GOD bless you! Junior

    • Thank you so much Junior, your love for our family has always been a godsend, thank you so much! Thank you, thank you, thank you and much love to you is all I can say.

  23. Darryl Kidder says:

    My prayers are with Logan’s family and everyone who knew and came to love Logan. Daniel, your words convey the deep felt love and reverence you have for your cousin. May God be with you and everyone whose lives were touched by this amazing young man.

  24. Jennifer says:

    Dan,

    What you wrote was beautiful. While I did not know Logan or his family personally, I was deeply saddened by this news. My son is younger than Logan but knew him because he also plays baseball for ORHS & Hard 90. My son & all the ball players & families are shaken up by this. From what I’ve heard he was a popular boy, great baseball player & loved by many. My heart is broken for your family and my thoughts and prayers go out to them.

  25. liz byer says:

    Love you Daniel, see you soon.

  26. Daniel I think the whole community of El Dorado Hills is saddened. My children who attend ORH were at the candle light vigil they had for Logan. We are so sorry for your loss. Help the family stay strong. Your peom is beautiful. Hugs from the community. Sympathy and prayers to the Herr family.

  27. We were at Bimini sands, we own a unit there, spoke with your aunt and felt the anguish she was going thru,so we helped to look for Logan. When I woke in the morning all I coulld think of was about the young man that was missing ,so I went out to ask and was truly devastated by the news and felt so helpless at the time, and wished we could of done more. We have six kids and can’t even begin to imagine about this type of loss. My prayers are with your family, and know there are no words to find at this time to make this acceptable.

  28. Daniel–your poem was a beautiful tribute at this tragic time to such a wonderful boy. My whole family loves the Herr’s and we have met you before as well. We have 4 boys that have played with Connor and Spencer for years. Our hearts are broken for all of you and send our daily thoughts and prayers your direction to help you all find some peace at this time. We send big hugs to you.

  29. Daniel,
    Our family lives here in El Dorado Hills. This loss has affected more lives than you know. Your words were absolutely inspired and welcome. Thank you for taking the time to write such an eloquent poem, when words leave the rest of us. The Herr Family has been heavily on our minds and in our prayers. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed Logan with loving arms. May your extended family find peace and comfort.

  30. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. A very tragic loss for all who knew Logan and his family and friends.

  31. Nanette Albano says:

    Hi Dan……I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but knew Katie, Jim, and the boys from a mutual friend here in South Florida. We spent many happy and wonderful times together at parties in their old neighborhood. To say I am shocked is an under statement. To say I know that Logan is with our our Heavenly Father and at Peace is as true as his passing. Jim & Katie were admired by so many for their devotion, and constant involvement with their Boys! These were 3 of the cutest kids I had ever seen…..always smiling. I have 3 sons of my own, and could not begin to imagine their pain, sadness, and grief at the loss of their first born. I will keep all of them, Jim, Katie, Spencer, and Connor, in my prayers. As well as their extended Family.

    Thank you for the beautiful words you have shared, and for providing such a meaningful way for people to express what they are feeling. I hope the outpouring from all of these folks will one day bring Katie & Jim some comfort and support.

  32. Keith Ennis says:

    My oldest, Cameron, was a childhood friend of Logan’s in South Florida. We are so saddened by the news of his passing. We remember him as funny and a bit of a daredevil. We also remember how much Jim and Katie loved him and how proud they were. Our thoughts, prayers, and hopes are with them. Today we hold both of our sons a little closer and let them know how much we love them.

  33. Adam O'Neal says:

    I did not know Logan but I have three young children, my youngest a nine year old boy whos plays and loves baseaball. My heart is broken reading about the loss of Logan. I will pray for his family and think of Logan when we are on the diamond. He is in God’s care. I am so sorry for the Herr family and all of those who know and love them. God Bless

  34. Steve Woods says:

    Dan,
    Your poem is wonderful, so sorry for your loss.
    We, too, were devastated when we heard the news. My heart goes out to you and all of Logan’s family and many friends. We especially feel deeply saddened for Jim and Katie, Connor and Spencer. Having three children of our own, we just can’t imagine the pain of losing any one of them, or of any one of them losing their sibling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    We used to live on “Somerset Island” in Florida, just down the street from Jim, Katie, and the boys. We only lived there a few years, but remember them all with great fondness. How could you not? What a great family they are!
    My oldest daughter, Savannah, was about the same age as Logan. There’s a picture on Katie’s Facebook page of Logan in Savannah’s Barbie Jeep. That’s how we remember Logan – such a cute kid, adventurous and always smiling! We wish we had been around to see him grow up.

    With love and deepest sympathy,
    Steve and Rhonda Woods
    New Milford, CT

  35. Tom and Tracy Magness says:

    God’s speed Logan Herr, you will be missed.

  36. Rob Callaway says:

    Dan, my Wife and I attended Logan’s service today, it was a wonderful tribute to his life. While my Wife and I do not know your family, my daughter was a friend and was crushed by the news. As parents we knew we had to be there to support your family in their time of need. Our hearts go out to your family and our thoughts will be with you always.

  37. Great post about Logan by family friend Carly in case you haven’t seen it: http://snacktherapy.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/logan/

  38. Such a beautiful post… Logan will always be missed.

    Horrible circumstances, but so great meeting you!

  39. To Logan’s family and friends,
    When somebody dies, a cloud turns into an angel, and flies up to tell God to put another flower
    on a pillow. A bird gives the message back to the world, and sings a silent prayer that makes the rain cry. People disappear, but they never really go away. The spirits up there put the sun to bed, wake
    up the grass, and spin the earth in dizzy circles. Sometimes you can see them dancing in a cloud during the day-time, when they;re supposed to be sleeping . They paint the rainbows and also the sunsets and make waves splash and tug at the tide. They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes.
    And when they sing windsongs, they whisper to us, don’t miss me too much. The view is nice and I’m doing just fine.
    My daughter gave this to me before she died of along battle with cancer. I hope it will help ease some of your pain.
    Lora Fulmer
    13 E Bimini Sands
    God Bless

    • Thank you Lora.

      • Cheryl Martina says:

        Your poem was amazing! My son, Billy Martina, played Little League in El Dorado Hills for two years with Logan on the Yankees. I remember Logan being such a happy boy, always playing baseball with a smile on his face and with such enthusiasm! I have three boys of my own and cannot imagine the pain that Logan’s parent’s, Jim and Katie and his brothers and extended family are experiencing! My heart aches for them. I will keep all of you in my prayers in hopes that you can find some peace in knowing that Logan is at peace with God in heaven.
        God Bless You,
        Cheryl and Billy Martina

      • Thank you Cheryl and Billy.

  40. Sandy & Darryl Widmaier says:

    We were friends of Jim & Katie when they lived in S. Florida. When they moved the boys were small, but what a happy family. Our hearts break for them, their family and friends. As they say, time heals, but this will take a long, long time. Our deepest sympathy….R.I.P. Logan.

  41. My heart is so sad, I have three sons and my middle child will be 16 in March. He opened up to me about thoughts of suicide 3 months ago and my heart skipped a few beats and my whole body went numb….he is such a sweet kid and always has been, he’s 6′ and gorgeous, he has friends and a loving family, everything he needs and wants. I have always kept an open communication with all my sons, I will come out and just ask what is on my mind, I do not hold back when it comes to all topics. This is all I know to do and pray everyday and everytime I think of it. This world is such a sad, hard place to live as an adult so I cannot imagine an innocent child trying to deal with their thoughts and feelings and those of others. Some people are so cruel and can say such evil things. Satan is very powerful these last days. I am considering myself lucky that he opened up to me instead of the devasting pain your family has endured. Logan was a beautiful child also, I will keep you in my prayers, I know the Lord can heal even the most shattered hearts as my brother shot and killed himself only three short years ago, he was 32 and the best! That was a beautiful poem…God bless you and your family.

  42. Daniel, I never had the pleasure of meeting Logan but my heart is so heavy with sorrow and compassion for you and you’re family, I live in Orangevale and im friends with mutual friends of Logan’s, i stumbled across his facebook support page on my feed, from what i can see I can tell how much you love your cousin, I know that you love him very much, and that he truly was a one of a kind kid, I lost my best friend scott to suicide on November 3rd, 2008, I still remember it was a monday at 10 am he left by his own hand without saying goodbye, Logan’s story hits home, I cried for a complete stranger, but i feel like I knew him, he reminded me alot of my friend scott, i’m 19 now, I remember High school was the hardest 4 years of my life, what really hurts is that i know it wouldn’t have been if there were more people like your cousin, he was an extraordinary soul with limitless positivity and compassion, I wish you and you’re family the best, and i hope you can find solace in the fact that Logan has inspired me to become a better person, and that his story has left deep impact on me that will never fade, I want to share this quote with you, it helped me after scott passed, it helped me deal with the questions, the frustrations, the sadness and heart break… through the darkness comes the light, its eternal flame holds true the virtue of the passion of those who have passed on. its a quote i made that i recite to myself when im down, R.I.P Logan Herr… -Josh Craft

    • Thank you Josh! Your words are heartfelt and well said. I am honored to hear that Logan is and has been an inspiration for you. Thank you so very much.

      -Daniel Herr

  43. Danny S. says:

    Nice poem Daniel! R.I.P TRUB!

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