Herbert C. Weirauch Jr. was born in Saginaw, Michigan on July 17, 1924 to Ada (Rauh) and Herbert C. Weirauch Sr., both deceased.
He was raised on the family farm outside Frankenmuth, attending St. Lorenz Lutheran School, Frankenmuth High School, and graduated from Saginaw Arthur Hill High School in 1942. Herb served with the First Cavalry Division from 1943 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater, participating in the liberation of the Admiralty Islands, Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines and the occupation of Japan. Herb married June York on April 22,1950 in Saginaw. She survives him.
Herb worked as a carpenter for 14 years before moving to Midland in 1962, accepting a job as building inspector for the city. He retired from that department as Chief Building Inspector after 26 years of service. During his years as building inspector, he was a member of the International Conference of Building Officials, and was active in the local, state and national Building Official Organizations in the development and enforcement of new building codes and regulations.
In addition to his parents, Herb was predeceased by his younger brother and sister, John Weirauch and Elaine Kern. He is survived by his wife ; June, three children; Catherine (Dave) Geibel, Rod (Ann Brine) Weirauch, and Steve (Phil Boyer) Weirauch; grandchildren Elise (Ryan) Phillips and Gregory Geibel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will take place at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday October 16, 2012 from St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Matthew Makela officiating.
Herb’s family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. John’s Lutheran Church or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777 New York, NY 10163-4777.