We raised our daughters in Dassel, and was an active member of the Assembly of God Church in Cokato. I was the owner of the Quilted Barn - south of Dassel. We also provided child and adult foster care in our home. Upon my BA, I became a QMRP/Director for Alongside Services. Eventually I earned an MEd after moving to Waverly where my husband and I opened Herrig's Hillside Home for dual diagnosis adults.
In 2013 my husband was offered a job which required a move to beautiful Tennessee. We met some incredible musicians! I attended writing and speaking seminars, wrote and published a book. And attended a weekly painting sanctuary with an incredible group of women! We stayed in Tennessee until 2018 when both cancer and dementia inflicted members of family here in Minnesota. We are now living in a very nice community on the west edge of Buffalo. I decided to retire early and am spending time with my family, friends, and craft room.