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September 30, 1930 - November 5, 2016

ELIZABETH ANN "LIZ"  HERZOG,  age 86 of Mabel, MN, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend died peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel.

Liz was born September 30, 1930 in New Ulm, MN to Dr. William J. and Frances (Michael) VonBank.  She grew up in New Ulm and graduated from New Ulm High School in 1948. Liz then attended Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, IN for 2 years, moved to St. Paul to be closer to her future husband, Ken Herzog, and graduated from St. Catherine's with a degree in occupational therapy.  Liz and Ken were married on July 26, 1952 and moved to Mabel in 1958 where they raised their family and Ken operated Herzog Drugs for many years.

Liz was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother, and two grandchildren: John Frederick and Joy Evelyn Herzog.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Kenneth of Mabel; eight children: William (Diane) of Minneapolis, Ann (Steve Morrison) of Minneapolis, Catherine (William Herman) of Galesville, WI, Theresa (Phil) Ouellette of Indianapolis, IN, Elizabeth McFarland of Brownsburg, IN, James (Jann) of Iowa Falls, IA, John (Jennifer) of Little Rock, AR, and Robert (Kay Swank-Herzog) of Indianapolis, IN; twenty grandchildren: Megan Hughes-Morrison, Sasha (Edward) Miles, Mira Morrison, Joseph Zwickey, Kara (Seth Spencer) Zwickey, Michael, Elizabeth, and Grace Shariat Panahi, Luke, Jake, and Sophie McFarland, Laura (Aaron) Phillips, Alexandra and Jackson Herzog, Abby, Emily, and Olivia Herzog, Alexandra Witt, Vacketta and Isaac Herzog; great-grandchildren: Tyler and Lexi Miles; sister Rosemary Courtney of Dana Point, CA; and dear friend Freddie Tranaas of Fountain Hills, AZ, formerly of Mabel.

 Liz’s greatest passions were her family and faith.  Her love of music, antiques, nature, animals, and books will continue on in her family. She had a kind soul and always believed in and respected others. Through all of life’s adventures and adversity her love shone through, leaving a lasting legacy for those she touched.   

 Thank you to the entire staff of Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel and Mayo Hospice in Rochester for their compassionate care of Liz. 

 Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel with Msgr. Donald P. Schmitz officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. Friday, November 11 at Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.  Interment will be in New Ulm City Cemetery. Her family will donate memorials to NAMI Minnesota.


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