Wednesday, April 05, 2023

James Tromp Heringer

With the recent passing away of one of my cousins, I stumbled across this obituary. This is one of my dad's brothers. Although he didn't pass away until 2009, I don't recall ever meeting him. This is a topic that I am going to explore in my book about 1991.
HERINGER, James Tromp In Sacramento, CA, died at his home on September 14, 2009. He was 89. Born January 4, 1920 in Clarksburg, he was the fifth son of Mabel (Holmes) and Stephen Heringer. Jim attended Clarksburg Grammar School and graduated from Clarksburg High School. His passion was baseball and he was the catcher of the division championship team in his senior year. He and his brother Lester also played on some local teams after college. He belonged to Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Oregon State University, Corvallis. On April 11, 1942 he married Katherine Ann Yoakum. They were married for 42 years. In the summer of 1942 he was drafted into the Army. He served in the European Theater in the Tenth Armored ''Tiger'' Division under the direction of General George S. Patton at the Battle of the Bulge. When he returned home in 1945 he joined his father, brothers and cousins in the Heringer farming operation which eventually spread over Sacramento, Yolo and Butte counties. He is survived by his five children and their spouses Jim Jr. (Ginny) of Pasadena, Helen Winter (Allen), of Leaburg, OR., Warren (Yadira) of Sacramento, Ralph (Linda) of Acampo, Donna Devlin (Charles) of Clarksburg, 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 3 more on the way this year. Also survived by brother Lester (Marge) of Clarksburg. His parents and six of his brothers all preceded him in death. Jim served as a commissioner of the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He belonged to Ducks Unlimited which his father helped co-found in 1936. He was a member of the California Waterfowl, NRA and the Elks Lodge. He will be interred at the Franklin Cemetery. Services and interment are private. Remembrances may be sent to the California Waterfowl or Ducks Unlimited. Arrangements entrusted to Harry A. Nauman & Son Land Park Chapel.

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