Musing, Herman John
June 19, 1927 – August 2, 2016
Herman John Musing passed away peacefully today of natural causes at age 89. He was preceded in passing by parents Herman John Musing Sr. and Elizabeth Sophie (Dotter) Musing, first spouse Lucille L. (Nicholson) Musing and second spouse Margaret E. (Smith) Musing. Family survivors are his brother Ron L. Musing and wife Gale Rena Musing, step-son John R. (Jack) Nicholson and Wife Kathleen Ann Nicholson, step-son David L. Nicholson and wife Jeanne Nicholson, and step-daughter Lanya M. Massman.
Herman was a June 1945 graduate of Beaumont High School in St. Louis. He attended Harris Teachers College in St. Louis, Parks College of Engineering Aviation & Technology in St. Louis, and the University of Missouri in Columbia MO. His entire 25 year professional career was as a mechanical engineer at McDonnell Aircraft (Boeing) Corporation where he eventually became a Lead/Project Engineer in the Weights and Balance Division. Everyone we have ever met or spoken to who worked with Herman held him in high regard as being a dedicated individual with a likable demeanor toward all his fellow engineers or associates.
Herman was a 32nd Degree member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, originally joining the Mizpah Lodge #639 in Florissant MO. During that time, he eventually became treasurer of the lodge. Much of his time with the organization was dedicated to many charitable events.
Among his hobbies in earlier years were fishing, hunting, target shooting and bowling. He took part and achieved much success in competitive target shooting.
Herman was a very unique individual who will be dearly missed by everyone who really knew the man. A very honest and unassuming individual, he had the type of likable demeanor that would always remain steady in the face of obstacles that would cause most persons to become discouraged. He also was the sort of person who would never pre-judge anyone he met, no matter who they were, what they did as an occupation, or where they came from. He always would assume the person he met was a good person; they would have to prove to him they were not for him to change his mind. He was very humble; rarely would he speak about himself, but frequently spoke enthusiastically about friends, co-workers, and relatives he knew now or in the past.
Rest in peace, Hank. We will miss you…
Services: Funeral at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Friday, August 5, 9:00 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Mausoleum. Visitation Thursday, 5-8 p.m.