Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Herman Hein With the Lord

Longtime Grace Brethren pastor Herman Hein has gone to be with the Lord. This obituary is from the South Bend (IN) Tribune. More information will be posted as it is available.

Herman H. Hein Jr.

April 7, 1918 - June 6, 2010

UNION - Herman H. Hein Jr., 92, died Sunday in Center for Hospice, Elkhart. Survivors include his wife, Luella B.; daughters, Linda Clements and Beverly (James) Welborn; son, Raymond Hein; sister, Carolyn Hein. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mottville Bible Church, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Farrand Funeral Home, White Pigeon, is handling arrangements.


Herman H. Hein Jr., 92, Union, Mich., died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Center for Hospice in Elkhart, Indiana. Hein was born April 7, 1918, in Bellaire, Ohio, to Herman H. Sr. and Anna L. (Bowen) Hein.

Living in Niles, Mich., and Union, Mich., since 1990, coming from Yakima, Wash., he was a WWII veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Army Company B 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion.

He received a bachelor’s degree in theology from Grace College and Seminary in 1954. After his graduation, he served with Grace Brethren Home Mission Ministries, establishing and pastoring churches in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Alaska.

He was a member of Grace Brethren Church in New Troy, Mich., CGBC Ministerial Association, and Senior Bowling League in Niles, Mich. He was also a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

He was married July 14, 1945, in Washington, D.C., to Luella B. Whitmill. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda Clements, Boynton Beach, Fla., and Beverly and James Welborn, Ninilchik, Alaska; one son, Raymond Hein, LaGrange; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Carolyn Hein, Shadyside, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Arthur McCrum, one brother, Jack Hein, and two sisters, Ruth A. Whitmill and Wilma Sommer.

Services were held Saturday, June 12, at the Mottville Bible Church.


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