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Frederick Albert Ley HERSCHLER Jr.

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Died September 2, 2013 at Beacon Place Hospice in Greensboro, NC after a courageous battle with cancer. Fred was pre-deceased by his parents, Fred Sr and Amy Carroll Herschler, and a sister, Jean Linsley. Fred was born in St Paul on 10.15.26. He graduated from Murray High, and the U of M where he received a BS in Economics, in 1949. He served in the Navy during WWII and has shared his stories of towing the Nagato, the Japanese emperor's flagship to Bikini Atoll for A-bomb tests following their surrender, with many around the world. Besides having a productive career in sales management, Fred invented board games such as "Foil" and "Thinking Man's Golf" which were marketed by 3M as part of their "Bookshelf" games series. He served honorably as a St Paul Rotarian for 30 years. Fred moved to North Carolina in 1985 when he married Anne McElwee. Together they enjoyed Anne's large family's traditions, combined family trips to the Carolina beach, and truffle making for countless family/friends all over the country at Christmas time. Fred had a big heart that found expression in singing, perhaps due to all the times he listened to the Met from behind stage during their annual Northrop performances during the late forties. He went on to sing leading roles in "The Sound of Music" and "Evita." Fred grew up in Como Park whose lake, zoo, golf course and secret arbors sparked the adventurous spirit for which so many loved him. He never gave up the friends with whom he shared his early rounds of golf, nor did he give up the game. Fred is survived by his wife, Anne McElwee; his cat, Sammy; daughters Kimberly and Andrea of Duluth and Mpls, respectively; grandson Keegan Hartley and his wife, Becky; and great-grandchildren Roslyn, 7 and Lachlan, 4. Also surviving are Fred's brother and wife Dick and Annette Herschler of Florida. Memorials may be made to Animal Allies Humane Society, 4006 Airport Road, Duluth, MN 55811, or Beacon Place Hospice, 2500 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405.



Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 6, 2013
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