Herbert W. J. Heberlein,79, Brookings, died April 26, 2001, in Brookings.

He was born in Wapato, Wash., on March 20, 1922.

Mr. Heberlein served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

He was a former resident of Crescent City.

Prior to his retirement in 1982, he was employed in the lumber industry.

Survivors are his daughter Dorette Merriot of Spandola, Wash.; sons Steve Heberlein of Marcola; Jim Heberlein of Eugene; Shane Heberlein of Crescent City;

Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was his son Jake Heberlein.

Private services will be held.

Contributions may be made to the Chetco Senior Center or a favorite charity.