Paul Arno Hermberg

Paul Arno Hermberg

Birth
Jena, Stadtkreis Jena, Thüringen, Germany
Death 31 Mar 2014 (aged 81)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: at Paul's favorite spot in Wyoming.
Memorial ID 130914203 · View Source
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I want to tell you about my good friend, Paul.
-by Kathy Rasmussen

Paul and Nadine came into my life as visitors to Pine Ridge. Nadine loved to sing and was such a great addition to our Chancel Choir. They were a delightful couple, full of intrigue, full of stories of early adventures and childhood. It was a joy to know them.

Paul responded to a plea to form Pine Ridge Players, a drama group for Pine Ridge. Drama had been part of his life from early on. He had directed and acted in Community theatre and had been a writer for them in ways, I don't even know. His help was priceless. Our goal was to bring a new ministry and way of telling the stories of God and the Bible, and to challenge through drama. Paul added a dimension of looking at these stories from an outsider's viewpoint which helped us to find a deeper meaning.

Paul had a great sense of humor. His stories and fun brought out stories of Navy, College, and fun through out his life. He was a passionate man. When he was doing what he loved he gave all of himself. He also had demands for perfection, from himself and others around him which challenged us as PR Players and as Jubilaires. We often did plays or things I had written. He was my best critic, encouraging me with the good and helping me make changes to make it best.

Paul had an easy going manner about him that was deceiving. Everything he did and put his artistic spirit into was done which many demands on himself and even hours of writing, rewriting, on and on. This became evident especially as he volunteered to do the scripts for our Jubilaires programs. Nadine and Paul came to the first meeting we had for the formation of Jubilaires. I was surprised to see him with Nadine, and found he had a good singing voice, but that he saw his role as something different - our writer. He knit together the program with beauty and skill , using words that were from a writer's soul. He added fun to our practices and performances.

He had told me about his growing up, the family's escape from Nazi Germany, settlement in the USA , his childhood, the summers in Wyoming, his love for the West. It was so fascinating, and the more I knew about Paul, I could see how all of these experiences contributed to the complex wonderful person he was. Nadine often talked of their lives together..57 years holds many stories and memories, and also so much love for these two spirits. Paul, always a free spirit and Nadine always providing the anchor.

I wish I had the volumes to tell you about these wonderful friends and all that I learned from Paul. So often we remember and appreciate after our loved ones are gone. There are many times we want to say to them Thank you…and now just have to ask God to thank them for us. That is the way with Paul. I hope he knew how much he was appreciated by me and many others. I hope he knew that he had made a difference in those around him and our mourning and missing him is a tribute to who he was and how he touched our lives.. Especially he touched mine.

-Text of Kathy Rasmussen's tribute provided by Paul's son, Kyle Hermberg.
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Paul was the youngest of the four children of Paul and Annemarie Hermberg. He immigrated to the United States with his mother and siblings in August of 1939, at the age of six.

1960--Indiana Marriage Index--
Name: Paul Hermberg
Spouse: Nadine Stevens
Marriage Date: 14 November 1960
Marriage Place: Marion County, Indiana


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  • Created by: Allen Monasmith
  • Added: 5 Jun 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 130914203
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Arno Hermberg (19 Sep 1932–31 Mar 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 130914203, ; Maintained by Allen Monasmith (contributor 46880788) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a at Paul's favorite spot in Wyoming..