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I was a manager trainee and was assigned to the sales department at Kmart in the early 70's in Troy. He would always come down to the sales department and ask our opinion and tell us how he appreciated our contribution to the company. What a leader! What a manager! I was privilaged to know a great person.


Posted by: John Eklund    Aug 17, 2010

Sorry to hear of your father's passing. Treasure his memories.


Posted by: Denise LaPonsey-Daughetee - Akron, PA   Aug 05, 2010

Jean,Mary, Tom, Dan& Jeff, I will always have fond memories of Herb as Mary & I grew up in Birmingham. Great stories of Kresges & Kmart and always welcoming whenever anyone dropped by. A generous man,great Father & Grandfather ,he will be missed by all. My thoughts are with you.


Posted by: Lou Wolf Vallance - MI   Jul 24, 2010

Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Wardlow. I worked for him when he was in the Sales Dept. at Kresge's main office. He was always very kind and understanding. My thoughts and prayers our with you at this time. Diane Josey


Posted by: Diane Josey - redford, MI   Jul 24, 2010

Mr. Wardlow was a great leader for Kresge / K mart. When I was assistant mgr of the month for the Central Region he sent me a hand written note congratulating me, which I still have today. I met him on several occasions - once while touring headquarters with my wife. He was a man we all looked up to. A merchant first foremost and always!


Posted by: Rod Brumley - shelby twp, MI   Jul 24, 2010

Dear Tom & Nancy, Elizabeth, Jack, and Chris, Our love and prayers are with you as you remember and celebrate the life of your dad and Grandpa. God bless, Molly & Dan MacLean and family


Posted by: Molly & Dan MacLean - Bloomfield Hills, MI   Jul 24, 2010

May God Bless Ervin 'Herb' Wardlow.


Posted by: Joseph Palko - Knoxville, TN   Jul 24, 2010

Dear Jean and Family...We send our deepest sympathy. We have many fond memories of stories Herb shared with us about his youth, flying experiences during the War and at Kresge and KMart. We especially enjoyed his tales of opening new stores, the people he worked with and the memorable incidents he was part of.

Herb was the key to our living in Las Vegas. He arranged to have homes in Sun City, in early February 1998, shown to us. This resulted

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Posted by: Jerry and Peggy Widmer - Las Vegas, NV - Very good friends   Jul 23, 2010

There simply was no one better than Mr. Wardlow. I got to know him fairly well during my time in Vero Beach, FL. He was the ultimate Merchant and a great supporter of the Stores. I will miss him greatly..


Posted by: Jerry Bird - Cleveland, TN   Jul 23, 2010

You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. I will miss Herb, who acted as a friend and mentor when I was coming up through the ranks with K-mart back in the 70's. I was in the Eastern Region and always looked forward to his visits to my store. He was gracious, easy going and a true merchant. I always felt that I was a better manager and merchant after his visits. Then, we were

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Posted by: Robert E. Hayes, Jr. - Farmington Hills, MI   Jul 23, 2010