herbert kephart anspach


Born in Ada, Ohio, Herb was a man of character who exemplified integrity, fairness, hard work and life-long learning, and who made a remarkable impact on the world and people around him. He was a business leader in the US and Canada, a patriotic citizen and supporter of the communities in which he lived, a dedicated husband, a good-humoured friend to many and an inspirational father, grandfather, and father-in-law.

His intelligence and hard work earned him an Engineering Degree from University of Wisconsin, a Law Degree from University of Michigan, many scholarships and academic awards, and a productive career path from GoodYear to the U.S. Patent Office to Whirlpool where he was a Patent Lawyer, VP of Personnel, subsidiary President (Inglis, Toronto), and ultimately President of Whirlpool Corporation of St. Joseph, Michigan.

He was successful in his work, inspirational in his coaching of all those he took under his wing, and generous with his wisdom and counsel to many through his profession, educational endeavours and personal life. In his retirement years, he and his wife, Elizabeth, resided in Boca Raton, Florida while he remained active in international business consulting, investing, and Pro-Am Golf Tournaments.

Upon his illness in 1999, he moved to Toronto with his wife, both under the care of their daughter Heather. Here, he spent his valuable final years with his wife Elizabeth, granddaughter Ceilidh, and son-in-law Neil Fraser.