Herbert E. Wright Jr., 98, died on Nov. 12 at home in St. Anthony Park. Herb was a Regents’ Professor of Geology, Ecology, and Botany and founder of the Limnological Research Center at the University of Minnesota. He will be remembered by many students and colleagues as a mentor and intrepid leader of field trips.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rhea, and sons, Peter and Rex. He is survived by sons Dick (Vibeke), John (Christa), Andy and Jeffrey (Maria); daughter-in-law, Sylvie; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He is also survived by and was lovingly cared for by his dear friend and colleague, Vania Stefanova.
A memorial ceremony was held Dec. 5 at the Cargill Building on the St. Paul Campus.