Herman J. Schmeling, 85, passed away July 8, 2003. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Marie; sons, Delbert of the family home, and Karl (Sharon) Schmeling, Lakewood, CO; daughter, Janis Griego, Boulder, CO; four grandchildren, Bree and Nicole Schmeling, Denver, CO, Shane Higbee and Amber Law, both of Boulder; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Carl and Albert; and sisters, Irene, Marie, Margaret and Ernestine. Born to Albert and Margaretha Schmeling, March 9, 1918 in Atchison, Kansas. Herman served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 in the China, Burma and India areas. He married Marie Giles on March 16, 1946 in Leavenworth, Kansas. They moved to Pueblo in July of 1946. Herman was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot, moved to work at Ft. Bliss, TX from 1960 to 1964, and moved back to work at the Pueblo Army Depot until his retirement in 1971. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 715 W. Evans, Pueblo, with Reverend Randy Bolt officiating. Private family interment. Those who desire may make memorial contributions in Herman's name to either Trinity Lutheran Church or School through the funeral home.

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  1. Dick and I feel so lucky to have lived across the street from Herman, Marie and Delbert.
    We have many many good memories of Herman. Dicks of course are the fishing trips and fishing stories. Herman wanting to take the boat out and Marie say “Now Daddy you know I don’t want you to take the boat.” And Herman would say “well come Dick we’ll just go fishing without the darn boat.
    My fondest memories are when Herman would tell me how proud of me he was. He would say “I am not surprised you have such a good job”. Those words meant so much to me.
    Even though we all know Dick could have never come out to see Herman before he went Home with the Good Lord, he always wanted to.
    Dear Marie, we will always stay in touch through the telephone.
    Herman will be missed by many many friends and most certainly by his family. He was so proud of all of his kids and grandkids.
    We have no doubt he is with the Good Lord now.
    With all our love,
    Dick, Marilyn and John Andersen

  2. Marie & Family-
    I had the priviledge of working with Marie at the Pueblo Chamber while I was employed there. She always spoke fondly of Herman and their travels, etc. I am deeply sorry and pray that the Lord will stay with you during this difficult time.


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