Eugene Earl Hersrud

May 2, 1939May 18, 2020

Eugene Earl Hersrud was born on May 2, 1939 and passed away on May 18, 2020 and is under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services – Golden Door.

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Eugene Earl Hersrud

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Susan Karnesky

May 24, 2020

Russ, I am so very sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. He was very special to so many people. I loved having him as my high school church choir director at CUP in Richland, and I loved having him as my piano teacher. I even liked babysitting you! My maiden name was Shaw, and both your parents were great friends with my parents, Pete and Alice Shaw. Praying for God’s blessings of peace and comfort for you. Love, Susie (Shaw) Karnesky

Jean Corley

May 23, 2020

Gene was a very important part of my junior and senior high school life. With the hours spent in handbell and choir rehearsals, Central United Protestant Church in Richland , Washington became my second home. Under Gene's stern direction, discipline, dedication and determination became the words we lived by during practices and performances. We were so blessed by the many opportunities Gene gave us to tour and perform because of his love of music.

Holly Chamberlain

May 23, 2020

Gene was a very influential person in my life who I was privileged to know from youth into adulthood. I sang and rang handbells under his direction in junior high and high school in Richland, WA at Central United Protestant Church. We kept in touch over the years from time to time and I always appreciated his perspectives. He devoted a huge amount of time to youth choirs (and other choirs) and I am grateful for his dedication and to him pushing us to also be dedicated.

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