Joseph J. Herzog

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Joseph “Joe” Herzog

Nov. 22, 1927 - May 27, 2018

OBERLIN, Kan. —Joseph “Joe” Herzog, 90, died Sunday (May 27, 2018) at Decatur Health in Oberlin.

He was born Nov. 22, 1927, at Traer, Kan., to Jay and Alice (Brown) Herzog. He grew up in the Traer and Oberlin areas. He graduated from Decatur Community High School. He served as private first class in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He worked with his father at Herzog Electric, then farmed until retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Alice (Brown) Herzog.

Survivors include children, Joe Herzog of Iowa, Carol Smith of Arizona and Gayle Herzog of Colorado; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Graveside services are Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11 a.m., at the Oberlin Cemetery with the Rev. Gordon Pettibone officiating. Memorials may be given to the Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County and sent in care of Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn Ave., Oberlin, KS 67749. Online condolences may be left at

Pauls Funeral Home is is charge of arrangements.