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Herman W. Clemens

December 23, 1939 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 81)

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Herman W. Clemens
October 31, 2021

Herman W. Clemens, 81, of Pine Grove,  passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease, on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at the home of his daughter surrounded by his loving family.  

Born on December 23, 1939, he was the son of the late Clayton Sr., and Ruth Hoke Clemens of Donaldson.  He was also preceded in death by his brother Alfred Clemens, United States Navy.

Herman is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rosemary Precise Clemens of Pine Grove; two sons, Tim Clemens and wife Ana of Arizona, Dan Clemens of Tower City; a daughter Cindy Zimmerman and husband Craig of Pine Grove; seven grandchildren, Ashlee Sharrett and husband Landon of Virginia, Bianca Wilson and husband Aaron of Washington, Cady Carpenter and husband Nate of North Carolina, Dakota Clemens of Arizona, Alyssa Adams and husband Ryan of Jonestown, Matthew Zimmerman of Pine Grove, and Cassie Clemens of Lebanon; thirteen great grandchildren, Sterling, Parker, McKensie, Jaycee, Allie, Jaxson, Stassi, Griffin, Grayson, Kellen, Elowyn, Caden and Adaline; a brother Clayton Clemens Jr. of Donaldson; and many nieces and nephews.

Herman attended Frailey Twp. High School and graduated from Tremont High School in 1957.  He selflessly served in the PA Army National Guard for 43 years and retired as a Sergeant Major in 1999.  He worked as a technician at Fort Indiantown Gap for 32 years. He was the first enlisted soldier to ever be inducted into the PA Military Affairs Hall of Fame at Fort Indiantown Gap in 2006 for his dedication to the PA Army National Guard.

Herman dedicated his life to being a community man, serving eight years as Pine Grove township supervisor.  He was a life member of the NRA, the Non Commissioned Officers Association, and the Tulpehocken Rifle and Pistol Club.  He was a member of the American Legion, the Fort Indiantown Gap Museum Board, the Republican Party, and was a 32nd degree mason of Pine Grove Lodge #409 F & AM.  He was an avid believer of protecting our gun rights and constitutional rights. He also served as President of the PA National Guard Enlisted Association, the Association of the US Army Keystone Chapter, and the Tremont-Pine Grove Veteran Committee.

Mentoring youth was his passion, being a contributor to the Pine Grove JROTC, teaching hunter safety courses, and starting a summer program for kids at Fort Indiantown Gap.  He loved his family and was loved by all who knew him.  He dedicated himself to helping others, and no call was too much to ask of him.  Herman was a mentor to many family members and friends, providing guidance to any who sought it.  His wit and humor in any and all situations are what made him authentic, charismatic, and showed his magnetic personality.  He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Herman was an active member of the Suedberg Church of God and served as an elder for three years. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at the Suedberg Church of God, 898 Suedberg Rd., Pine Grove, with Pastor Terry Jansma officiating.  There will be a visitation on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 9:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. at the Church.  Interment with Military Honors will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at 12:30 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Wounded Warriors Inc. Pennsylvania 1117 Country Club Road Camp Hill, Pa 17011 in his memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
November 10, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Suedberg Church of God
898 Suedberg Rd.
Pine Gove, PA 17963

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
November 10, 2021

10:30 AM
Suedberg Church of God
898 Suedberg Rd.
Pine Gove, PA 17963

Donations

Wounded Warriors, Inc., Pennsylvania
1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill PA 17011

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