The Funeral of Von Hemmert will be an immediate and extended family event on October 31, 2020 at 2:30 pm at the Afton Tabernacle. Any others that would like to join in the live facebook feed may do so at this link: https://www.facebook.com/schwabmortuary.com
Von Eugene Hemmert (age 72)
Von was born September 20, 1948 in Afton Wyoming to Ralph Wright Hemmert and Vera Gladys Herrington Hemmert. Raised on a small farm in Star Valley, he learned to work hard, to fish and to hunt. In Star Valley High School he enjoyed science, math, wrestling, track, and choir, graduating in 1967.
He married his lifelong friend and eternal companion Fawn Anderson Hemmert in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 20, 1968. Together they raised seven great children. Von believed in teaching by example and took the time to work alongside each of them. Through his dedicated teaching, they have all gone on to start successful families of their own.
He graduated with a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming in 1971. He immediately landed a job working for the Oregon Department of Transportation and stayed loyal to ODOT for 31 years. No time was wasted after retiring, however, when he returned back to his beloved Star Valley with his family.
Von’s passions in life included a great appreciation for nature and geology, all fishing but especially fly fishing, hunting, computers, woodworking, family history research, and above all else his family. He also enjoyed gardening, golfing, horses, softball, horseshoes, welding, skiing, archery, shooting pistols, and trying new things like scuba diving.
He had a firm testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and His restored gospel, evident by the manner in which he lived his life with integrity, compassion, and dedicated service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church callings include: Ward Executive Secretary, Stake Missionary, Elder’s Quorum President, Young Men’s Leadership, Bishopric Counselor, High Counselor, Scout Leadership, High Priest Leadership, Assistant Stake Clerk, Ward Clerk, Stake Computer Specialist, Family History Consultant, Temple Volunteer, and Family History Computer Specialist. In a Stake Leadership Training Meeting, President Hellewell spoke of how important an effective Ward Clerk is to a ward. Then he used Von as an example and in essence he said, “Von is a perfect example of what a Ward Clerk should be. He is the best example of a Ward Clerk I have ever seen. Probably the best in the church.”
Von is lovingly revered for his great sense of humor, the meticulous manner in which he did everything, and his warm hugs and smiles. He showed reverence and awe for his beloved Fawn. He had great knowledge and persisted in keeping up with technology. He was talented, capable, hard working and self-sufficient. He was dedicated to family and friends. He spent countless hours working on family history. He always placed the highest importance on keeping his word.
Our great fisherman is survived by the catch of his life, Fawn Anderson Hemmert; 7 children: Scott (Kimberly Putnam) Hemmert, Regina (John) Rabenstein, Heidi (Robert) Johnson, Dwight (Heather Clark) Hemmert, Curtis (Jennie Mansuetto) Hemmert, Cherie’ (Rhett) Koch, and Roy (Heather Gibbons) Hemmert; 17 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Veloy (Veldon) Izatt and Trudy (Dan) Haderlie. Von was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Wright Hemmert and Vera Gladys Herrington and his 2 siblings, Ralph Sherman (Charlene Romine deceased and Dixie Luthi) Hemmert and Juleen Maude (Jerry Lynn) Nelson.
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