In Memory

Carleton Fredric Herdering - Class Of 1943

Carleton Fredric Herdering

Carleton 'Carl' Herdering, 92, of Pullman, Washington, passed away April 25, 2016 in his Pullman, Washington home of congestive heart failure.

Carl was born to Carl and Benita Radiken Herdering on December 23, 1923 in Indianapolis. He was raised in Southern California, graduating from South Pasadena High School. During World War II, Carl served as a pilot with the US Air Transport Command in North Africa. Following the war, Carl spent 10 years in the interior of Alaska in construction work on various Air Force bases.

He received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Alaska in 1956. In 1957, Carl married Judith Rometch in Spokane, and they moved to Pullman, where he was employed as a laboratory and x-ray technician from 1958 until his retirement in 1989. Carl also worked in the x-ray department at Pullman Memorial Hospital as an emergency on-call x-ray technician.

He enjoyed golf, gardening, photography and being with his grandchildren. In their retirement years, he and Judy enjoyed traveling. Carl was a longtime active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pullman. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Herdering, and his son, Christopher Herdering, both of Pullman; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy, in 2013; and his brother and sister.

Lewiston Morning Tribune, April 27, 2016