Eugene Carl Herrscher passed away at the age of 86 on February 25th, 2020 in Rockvale, Colorado after living there for 7 years. He was born to John Eugene Herrscher and Beatrice Letitia Wold on August 3rd, 1933 in Phoenix, Arizona, where he grew up.
Eugene served his country in the U.S. Army. In earlier years, Gene was a Foreman in Feedlots in Arizona, Texas, and California, and became Vice President of Great Plains Chemical Livestock and Supply. He was the Owner/Broker of Trading Post Realty for the latter 40 years in Lake George, Colorado; where he was also in charge of stocking the lakes and Wagon Tongue, with fish, every year and absolutely loved doing so. He was a lifetime member of the Elks club, an avid fisherman, loved hunting with friends in the fall, and was always delighted to grill for all his friends and family, and even liked making his own special spices. Whenever anyone would stop by he would always say, “Hurry, let’s eat!” Gene loved to tell stories and joke around, and quickly made friends with just about anyone he met. He collected old John Deere tractors and enjoyed being involved in the yearly tractor pulls.
Eugene Herrscher met his love, Joyce Devae Dimmitt, in Garden City, Kansas. They were married on December 3rd, 1979 and lasted a beautiful forty years. About six or seven years ago, Joyce and Eugene built a home in Rockvale, Colorado, where they resided closely to step-daughter Bonny and son in-law Bill Colton.
Eugene Carl Herrscher was pre-deceased by one son, John Eugene Herrscher of Wichita, Kansas on May 18th, 2013.
He is survived by his wife Joyce Devae Herrscher, his four beautiful children; Peggy Ann Nadzan of Ellwood, Pennsylvania, Jeffrey Stephan Herrscher (Wendy) of Florence, Colorado, Leslie S. Tryon of Rockvale, Colorado, and Bonny and husband Bill Colton; his beloved nine grandchildren and nine great grand-children; his brother Vern Herrscher (Norma) and sister Kay.
We will be having a BBQ in Gene’s Honor on June 6th at 2:00pm at 425 Twin Pines. RSVP to Bonny at (719)-429-5669.