Joseph, Dr.-Herzog-Obituary

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Joseph, Dr. A. Herzog

Sep 19, 1932 - Nov 17, 2020 (Age 88)

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Dear Herzog Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathies at the loss of Dr Herzog. He was a great dentist and an even greater man. I pray that you are sustained at this time by warm memories and the love of one and other.

Mary Buckley Dolezal


Joseph, Dr.'s Obituary

Dr. Joseph A Herzog passed away peacefully  at  home  Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in Butte.  He was born in Butte September 19, 1932, to Dr.  Joseph A. and Bertha (Brunk) Herzog.  He received his education in Butte’s Catholic Schools and went on to pre-dentistry at Carroll College and then to Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska.  He was a member of Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity and graduated in 1956. Following graduation, Dr. Herzog served the Navy as a dentist on the USS AJAX repair ship for two years, earning the rank of LT DC USNC.  Following discharge, he returned to Butte where he started his private dental practice.  Fifty-three years later he retired.

In 1960 Joe married Lou Anne  Brogan in Butte.  She passed away in 1975.  He married Maureen Niklas Mee February 16, 1985.

Joe was a member of the Third District Dental Society and served twice as its president.  He was also a member of the Montana Dental Association,  American Dental Association,  and served on the Montana Board of Dentistry for five years. He was also a member of BPOE.

Joe was passionate about  quality time with his family and for anything having to do with the outdoors: hunting, fishing, and horses.  He enjoyed hosting great times at “the cabin”.  He found his greatest peace and relaxation at his personal heaven, also known as “the cabin.”  He was a role model for faith, humility, patience, and a  shared a great sense of humor.

Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Lou Anne Brogan Herzog, son John Herzog, parents Bertha and Dr. Joe Herzog, sister Pauline Herzog Semmens, parents-in-law Bill and Isabel Niklas, sister-in-law Betty Sue Niklas Remily, and brother-in-law Don Niklas.

He is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife Maureen, children and spouses: Joe and Laura Herzog, Seattle, WA; Dr. Jim and Cindy Herzog, Butte; Mary Anne Herzog, Butte, Mike Herzog, Missoula, and Dr. Mike Sullivan-Mee, Albuquerque, NM.  He is also survived by eleven grandchildren: Jessica Herzog, Dallas, TX; Taylor Herzog, Bozeman; Charlie and Hailey Herzog, Seattle, WA; Mark and Matthew Herzog, Missoula; Kyle and Luke Harding, Butte;  and Daisy, Maddie, and John Mee, Albuquerque, NM.  He is also survived by sister-in-law Judy Brogan and Mike Johnston, Butte;  brother-in-law John Semmens, Helena;  brother  and sister-in-law Marty and Kathy Herman, Cedar Falls, Iowa; and numerous nieces, and nephews and cousins..

Services will be Monday, November 23, 11 a.m.   at St. Ann’s Parish.  Due to Covid-19, we ask that everyone observe mask and social distancing protocols.

The family extends gratitude to the first responders and Duggan Dolan’s for their professional and compassionate care.

Memorials may be to the Niklas Family Endowment at Carroll College, Helena; Butte Central High School, Shriners Crippled Children,  Lady of the Rockies, or a  charity  of choice.



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