Salt Lake Retired Firefighters Association


In Memory . . .

Steve Hermanson

Steve passed away unexpectedly on February 25, 2011. He was born April 17, 1952 in Clovis, New Mexico to Ramon and Gloria Hermanson. He married the love of his life, Claire, on February 20, 2001 in the Bountiful Temple for time and all eternity. Steve's passion in life was serving and helping everyone he came in contact with. He was a captain/ paramedic for Salt Lake City Fire Department for 37 years, during which time he worked for Life Flight, Air Med, and several other jobs teaching and training. He was on Solitude Ski Patrol for 20 years. The greatest gift he gave was donating his organs to save another life. His greatest love was his wife, Claire; being with family and friends, running, cycling and tinkering on cars. Steve is survived by his loving wife, Claire; brother-in-laws, Michael (Diane) Bench and Kim Bench; his nephews and nieces; and extended family (The Petersons)-all of whom he loved dearly. Also survived by his mother; two sisters; and two daughters. Preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Marie Bench; sister-in-law, Lori Bench; and father, Ramon Hermanson. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Belview Ward located at 6300 South 3rd East. A viewing will be Friday, March 4, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley Mortuary, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 South) and from 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Saturday at the church prior to services. Interment: Murray City Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on March 3, 2011

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Steven Ashton Hermanson
1952 ~ 2011

Steve is joyfully reunited with his father and other relatives. He passed away on February 25, 2011. He was born to Ramon Hermanson and Gloria Ashton Hermanson on April 17, 1952, in Clovis, New Mexico, while his father was serving in the Air National Guard during the Korean War. A compassionate man, he saved many lives as a paramedic and fire captain totaling 37 years. He also taught paramedic and training classes for the fire department and served with the Salt Lake City Fire Department, Solitude Ski Patrol, Life Flight and Air Med. He was able to donate his organs at the end of his life. He loved attending the temple and served in many callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An Eagle Scout and Young Men's Leader, he helped many young men realize their potential. Steve was an outstanding father and an inspiration to all that knew him. He taught his daughters and others to enjoy his passion for the outdoors through camping, hiking, skiing, water skiing and biking. Steve had a humorous side to him and a wonderful imagination. He was a tremendous story teller and brought the family together in laughter relating family memories. He was very artistic and a great cook. He is survived by his wife, Claire Bench, whom he married February 20, 2001. Steve is survived by his mother Gloria Hermanson and his two sisters, Debbie (John) Flint and Sherrie (David) Best, an aunt and several nieces and nephews. Also survived by his former wife, Wendy Johnson and their daughters, Brook (Nick) Etherington and Brittany (Dallas) Aste and four grandchildren. Steve's legacy of kindness and love for others is a good example for all!
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on April 3, 2011



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