Chula Vista News
Monday, December 26, 2016
They later divorced and Herman rejoined the United States Navy to pursue a long term career. Herman married Lois Kruger on June 25, 1966 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Riceville, IA. They moved to Chula Vista, CA and had two children, James and Lorna. Herman was later transferred to Greats Lakes, IL where he retired in 1981 after 24 years of service and 5 Vietnam tours with the rank of Chief Gunner’s Mate. The Great Lakes Naval Training Center in North Chicago, IL was where Herman entered and retired from the U.S.N. After his retirement from the military Herman and his family moved to Mazeppa so he could farm on the land he purchased back in the early 1960s.Herman was a member of the Zumbro Falls VFW and the America Legion Post 0588 – Mazeppa.Herman enjoyed the outdoors, nature, cutting wood, the range hogs and hog huts, horses, target shooting, and loved telling Herman stories.Herman is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lois; son, James (Maria) Von Essen of Peru; two daughters, Karla (Frank) Turchin of Cottage Grove and Lorna (George) Davidson of King City, MO; grandchildren, Christopher, Michelle, Rachel and Jesse; two sisters, Glenice Watson and Judy Otteman; and niece, Kia (Steve) Hackman.Herman was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jane Frandsen; and infant brother, Raymond Von Essen.Monday, September 19, 2016
She nurtured people every bit as much as she did plants. She and Elvon moved often as he pursued career opportunities in construction management. They lived in Salt Lake City; Canoga Park, CA; Chula Vista, CA; Seattle, WA; Lake Zurich, IL; and Bountiful. In the midst of these frequent uprootings, JaNel provided cheerful, optimistic support for their seven children. She cared for grandchildren when they needed a home, and nursed Elvon and then her mother in their final illnesses.She instilled in her children a love of books and ideas and encouraged all of them in their academic pursuits. For many years she enrolled regularly in Institute classes and was a regular participant in her book club.She served devotedly in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many callings in Relief Society, in Young Women’s, and in Primary. For the past two years she has been a beloved Primary teacher. At the time of her death she was a temple ordinance worker, as she had been for 24 years, first at the Salt Lake Temple and then at the Bountiful Temple.She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and siblings Kent Anderson, Betty Anderson, Boyd Anderson, Boyce Anderson, Randall Anderson, and foster brother Mike Haskie. She is survived by siblings Alcea Slack, Sonja Bailey, Vernon Anderson, Sara Roper (Glen), and Robert Anderson (Nikki); by her children, David Bay (Coleen), Lisa Farrell (Randy), James Bay (Ariel Blair), Joanne Brzinski (Ted), Annette Pimentel (David), Stephen Bay (Nicole), and Nathan Bay (Alicia); and by 31 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.A viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main St., Bountiful. Funeral services are Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. at 102 E. 1400 South, Bountiful. There will also be a viewing at the church immediately before the funeral, from 12:40 to 1:40 p.m. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church Humanitarian Fund.