Leland Fred "Lee" Herzog
1941 - 2020
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Leland "Lee" Fred Herzog Leland "Lee" Fred Herzog, 78, Auburn, Kansas, passed away Friday, March 20 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family and kept comfortable by Midland Hospice Care. He was born June 5, 1941 at Osage City, KS, the son of Fred "Ducky" and Lova Ruth (Evans) Herzog. He attended and graduated from Osage City High School in 1959.

Leland worked as a Union Journeyman Plumber-Pipefitter his entire life, and worked 17 years at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Plant in Topeka. He was a very proud member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 441 and USW Union Local 307. He thought a lot of his fellow Union brothers and sisters. Lee was a member of the Auburn Presbyterian Church in Auburn, KS since 1977.

He married Peggy Thompson-Hardin on September 2, 1960. Together they celebrated nearly 60 years of marriage. He loved singing with his karaoke group and was a great singer, even though he didn't think so. He always had a lot of fun at the Plumber Donut Morning Group, where their meetings were good therapy for all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Neal and Robert Herzog, and two sisters in-law, Alice Belle (Thompson) Jacobs and Phyllis (Thompson) Blagoff.

Lee is survived by his wife, Peggy Herzog, Auburn, KS; a daughter, Lorie (Dan) Baumgardner, Auburn, KS; a son, Mike (Maria) Herzog, Lenexa, KS; a brother, Bill (Vallapa) Herzog, Thailand; three brothers in-law, Glenn Thompson, Elizabeth, CO; Bob Thompson, Elizabeth CO; David Hardin, Three Rivers, CA; two sisters in-law, Jill Herzog, Topeka, KS; Mary Herzog, Ellsworth, KS; six grandchildren, Kelsie (Chase) Tjelmeland, Olathe, KS; Kadie (Chance) Baumgardner, Kearney, NE; Luke, Miranda, Sam and Amelia Herzog, all of Lenexa, KS; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Leland was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Care Hospice, Auburn Presbyterian Church, Topeka Rescue Mission or the Helping Hands Humane Society and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413.

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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2020.
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14 entries
March 27, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Lee was a sweet guy and will be missed.

Steve and Brenda Sidebottom
March 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Lee was a great guy and always seemed to have a smile. He worked for Mike's mom and stepdad at Standard Plumbing many years ago. Lee was one of the guys we will always remember. Several years back we ran into him and his wife at a cafe in Lyndon on a Karaoke night I believe. Mike and I had stopped to get a hamburger and ran into Lee. He and Mike set sharing memories and laughter,it's a special memory for us. He will be missed.
Mike and Leah Oswald
Mike Oswald
March 26, 2020
Peggy and family,
Lee was such a joy to work with and I will miss him. You have my number, please call if I can be of service to you and the family.
Rick Salyer
March 25, 2020
Never worked with Lee, but got to know him and his wife Peggy through the 441 retiree banquets. From early on he made it a point to speak with me and always offered words of support and encouragement. A very kind and considerate man. My condolences to his wife and family.
Richard Taylor
March 23, 2020
Proud to have known, worked with and had Lee for a friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Dick Durow
March 23, 2020
Steve and I are so sorry to learn of Lee's passing. Your family is in our prayers. May God bless you and comfort you. Sandy Deever
March 22, 2020
sorry for your loss prays are with you
joyce matney
March 22, 2020
Peggy me and julian is so sorry about lee prays are with your always care about me and my mom ruth cox I think of you all the time my god be with you and prays
joyce& julian matney
March 22, 2020
Lee,was one of the best men I ever worked with and a good person.
Bill Roberts
March 22, 2020
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time of sorrow. May God comfort you. Hugs, Bonnie Shelton
March 22, 2020
Peggy we are so sorry for your great loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Henry and Nina Daries
Henry Daries
March 22, 2020
We will sorely miss you the loving brother and brother-in-law.
Bill & Vallapa Herzog
March 22, 2020
Lorie--may God grant you peace & comfort at this time of your sorrow.
March 22, 2020
Peggy so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Tami Sender
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