James Dale Hershey


James Dale Hershey II, Vietnam War Purple Heart recipient and Renaissance man, died unexpectedly Jan. 24, 2019 in Azuza, California.
James was born Feb. 8, 1951 in Litchfield, Minnesota, to Lois Helen Lindeen-Hershey and James Dale Hershey I. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Lee Hertz-Hershey; and his daughters, Allison Elizabeth Hershey and Erin Louise Hershey-Al Gwaiz.
We invite families, friends and veterans to the celebration of life on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Glendora United Methodist Church, 201 E. Bennett Ave., Glendora, CA 91741. An additional celebration of life will be held in Marquette at a later date. Services will be recorded.
Due to time and distance keeping us apart, we understand if you are unable to attend. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers. There will be no flowers at the church, "Where have all the flowers gone?" - Joan Baez. Veterans, your personal stories of your time with Jim are appreciated and may be mailed to the church. Acquaintances and family members are also invited to send stories and reflections to the church.
While we heal together, we wish for your family to celebrate Valentine's Day together. Some Hershey family favorite ways to celebrate Valentine's Day are by watching a movie together or by reading good stories: Mary Poppins Returns, Stan & Ollie, The Gospel According to Peanuts, Family Classics - The Wizard of Oz (1939 80th Anniversary 2019), The Snowman and Raymond Brigg's 1982.
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Published on February 10, 2019
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