Frank Herzog Sr.


Frank C. Sr.

Our dad, Frank Carl Herzog, Sr., was called home by our Lord on Saturday morning, November 23, 2013. Dad fit the description of what a person of "The Greatest Generation" looked like and lived like. He was a devoted husband of sixty-three years to our mom, Evelyn Claire (Farbrother) Herzog and spent the last three years as her primary caregiver, reminding us that when they said vows to each other sixty-three years ago, for better for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, they meant them.

He was extremely proud of his time serving in the Army during World War II. He worked hard as a truck driver for Lathrop Construction Co. for thirty-four years and retired to a life of fishing, hunting, grandkids and helping Evelyn with the children she babysat.

One of his greatest gifts to us was with a phone call or a knock on the door, he would drop everything to help us out. Never asking for anything in return he would just say, "This is what a dad does." Thanks Dad...Grandpa...Uncle Frank. Thanks.

In addition to his wife, Evelyn, Frank is survived by his children, William (Barb) Herzog, Diane (Mark) Stark, Frank Herzog Jr., Karen (Dave) Chumchal; grandchildren, Corey, Stacy, Vickie, Alex, Ethan, Kyle and Anna; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Nick (Pat), William (MaryEllen) II, August "Dutch" (Barb), Louis Sr. and Pete (Lydia) Herzog; brother-in-law, Kenneth Cook Sr. and sister-in-law, Jean Sites. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his grandson, Jacob Chumchal; and sisters, Virginia, Alice and Dorothy.

The family will receive guests Tuesday, November 26, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). The family will also receive guests Wednesday, November 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vineyard Church Single Mom's Fund or Heartland Hospice in Frank's memory.

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Newcomer Funeral Homes
4752 Heatherdowns Blvd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 381-1900

Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 25, 2013