Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Robert Peter Heringer

I went to the private burial for my uncle (one of my father's seven brothers) at the Old City cemetery. My sister, Lee Ann, and her husband, Dean, also attended. Afterwards, most of the group went to the home of Uncle Bob's oldest son (Pete) for lunch.

Robert Peter Heringer - In Sacramento, CA, on December 3, 2005. Husband of the late Isabelle Heringer. Survived by his companion Nellie Heringer; children Karen, Diana (Bob Schroeder), Robin, Pete (Judy) and Doug (Sandra) Heringer, grandchildren Brandon, Andrew, Matt, Libby, Megan, Sara and Adam, great-grandchildren Joshua and Lexi, brothers Lester and Jim. Bob had a deep respect and love for his country, community, church, friends and most of all, his family. He attended Stanford University for one year and graduated from UC Davis where he was the 1941 heavyweight wrestling and boxing champion. Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII and saw service in the European Theater from 1944 to 1946. Upon arriving home, he rejoined his father and brothers in the Heringer Farming operations. His agricultural interests included past president of California Sugar Beet Growers Association, District 3, member of the advisory board of the Bank of America for agriculture and a member of the Yolo County Planning Board. He was a superintendent of the Clarksburg Community Church Sunday School, sang in the church choir and was a commissioner for the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department. A Past Master of Franklin Lodge #143 F&AM, he was also a Hiram Award recipient and was a member of the Scottish Rite, Shrine Royal Order of Jesters. He was a Gold Coater for the Sacramento Camellia Association, a member of the Grandfathers Club, past president of the West Sacramento Rotary Club, and the Sacramento Pioneer Association where he was instrumental in the renovation of the Pioneer Hall. He co-authored books about the Delta Communities and dabbled in the arts. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life at 11:00 AM on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Clarksburg Community Church in Clarksburg. Private Interment at Sacramento Pioneer Cemetery. Remembrances preferred to Clarksburg Community Church.

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