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Paul Eugene Herrscher Jr. Obituary
June 29, 1924 ~ Aug. 11, 2014
Paul Eugene Herrscher, Jr. passed away on August 11, 2014 having lived a long and valiant life.
He was born June 29, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the oldest child of Paul Eugene and Lethie Lund Herrscher. He had a happy boyhood and attended East High School where he excelled in all athletics and was awarded the 'All City Athlete of the Year'. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces. He was assigned to the US Army 6thEngineer Special Brigade and was part of the D-Day Invasion Force, the third wave to hit Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. After the war, he returned to graduate from the University of Utah and married his sweetheart, Jean Monsen in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they loved and nurtured five children. He pursued a career spanning 32 years with Chevron Oil working in the Marketing Department and Pipeline Division. He traveled southern Utah and southern Idaho many years, supervising construction of Chevron Service Stations and overseeing the Chevron Oil Contract in the Glen Canyon Dam project. After his wife Jean passed away, he married Lois Beck in 2002. He doubled the size of his family and together they enjoyed many happy years. He loved to travel and their favorite destination was Hawaii. As a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he was a leader and coach of Young Men, Bishopric Counselor, High Counselor, Ward and Stake Athletic Director and temple ordinance worker. Paul's love of athletics brought opportunities to coach and mentor many young men. He was the first Commissioner of the UTE Football Conference from 1966-1979. His philosophy was, "The best education is an athletic education." He spent countless hours giving service on many ball fields. Paul was a model of goodness and integrity. Patience was his virtue. He was humble, modest and always looked out for the 'under dog'. He was precise and exacting with an eye for detail. He lived his testimony of Jesus Christ in all that he did. His family benefited from his great spirit of love and service. Every child and grandchild knew of a surety he loved and supported them. 'Grampy' was always ready to paint walls, provide rides, attend family activities and give encouragement and praise. He established a tradition of family vacations at Laguna Beach which we have all enjoyed for over 50 years. Thanks Dad for your great example. We could not have had a finer father.
Paul is survived by his children Susan (Scott) Whipple, David (Laurie), Douglas (Michele), Stephen (Heather) and Scott Herrscher, 23 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his wife Lois and her children, Valene (George) Cook, Paul (Debbie) Beck, Shauna (Fred) Russell, Reed (Suzanne) Beck and Janet (Taylor) Randall, 29 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by wife Jean, his sister Celestine Redd, brother Russell Herrscher and grandson Daniel Whipple.
Funeral services will be Friday, August 15, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Holladay South 18th Ward, 2625 Milo Way, Holladay, Utah. Friends and family may call Thursday evening from 6-8 pm at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive and Friday morning at the church from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery. For online condolences visit www.wasatchlawn.com
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Published in Deseret News from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2014
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