Lucian William Herold, 97, of Boise, Idaho passed away peacefully on June 8, 2018. He was born in Cresco, Iowa on January 7, 1921. With his family he migrated to Santa Monica, CA in the early 1920s. He attended St. Clements Grammar School, Loyola High School, and graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1939. Lucian served in the United States Navy from May 1943 to February 1946 as a Pharmacist Mate in the South Pacific where he participated in the battle of Leyte Gulf. His last station was the USS Mount Olympus, AGG-8, the Admirals Flagship, at the end of WWII. After being discharged he attended Loyola University and worked at Douglas Aircraft Factory before his marriage to Rose Thielen. He worked for the U.S. Weather Bureau in Bishop, CA and was transferred to Boise, Idaho in June of 1952. In the late 1950s while still in Boise he transferred to the USDA – ASCS where he worked until retirement in May 1986. Lucian was a founding member of Sacred Heart Church, member and past president of the Legion of Mary, and a member of the Holy Name Society. For many years, Lucian and Rose sang in the adult choir which they particularly enjoyed. Lucian was also active in Boy Scout Troop 39 as a Liaison Officer.
Lucian loved to travel and visit family and friends. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden which had its own challenges every year. His wife Rose, his seven children, and the Catholic Church were the most important people and activities in his life.
Lucian married Rose Thielen at St. Mary’s Church in Elkton, SD on June 24, 1947. Together they resided in Inglewood, CA, Hawthorne, CA, and then Bishop, CA before moving to Boise, Idaho in 1952. Lucian is survived by his seven children: William of Berkeley, CA; Elizabeth of Horseshoe Bend, ID; Richard of Taos, NM; Daniel and Debbie (Mallory) of Boise, ID; Kenneth and Rose (Winkler) of Stockton, CA; Stephen of Austin, TX; and Helen Roden of Boise, ID. He is survived by 16 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, and three brothers: Justin Herold of Garden Grove, CA, James Herold of Casper, WY, and Robert (LaVerne) Herold of Huntington Beach, CA.
Over the last several years Lucian was especially grateful for all of the attention and excellent care he received from his family, friends, caregivers and especially the VA in Boise, Idaho.