Edward L. Herzog

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Edward L. Herzog

Aug. 13, 1931 - Jan. 23, 2019

McCOOK, Neb. —Edward L. Herzog, age 87, of Culbertson, Neb., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at Brookdale McCook.

Ed was born Aug. 13, 1931, to parents, Fredrick and Katherine M. (Miigerl) Herzog in Kearney, Neb. He was one of four siblings. Ed attended school in Kearney, graduating from Long Fellow High School in 1950.

Following high school, Ed enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served his county during the Korean War, specifically in the Occupation of Japan. Following his honorable discharge in 1954, Ed furthered his education by attending Kearney State College, obtaining his bachelor’s degree in secondary education.

Ed began his teaching career in Indianola, Neb., where he taught high school for 10 years. He then began a 25-year long career with Culbertson Public Schools, teaching high school math and science. Ed retired in 1994.

On June 5, 1971, Ed married Leila S. (Thorstenson) Herzog in McCook. The couple was blessed with one daughter, Kathy.

Ed was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in McCook, St. Jame’s Parochial in Kearney, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion 133, Nebraska State Education Association, Nebraska State Education Association – Retired, and Heritage Hills Golf Course. His hobbies included photography, golf and bowling.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leila Herzog in 2006; brother, Donald Herzog; and brother and sister-in-law, Charles Dyke.

Those left to celebrate his life include his daughter, Kathy Herzog and Daniel Gerlich of Ogden, Utah; two grandsons, Alexander Herzog and Brayden Herzog, both of Ogden; special friend, Norma Wilson of McCook; and his sister, Dorothy Dyke of Kearney.

A Rosary will be recited on Monday, April 1, 2019, beginning at 11 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, McCook.

A graveside service with military honors will follow in the Culbertson Cemetery with Father Gary Brethour presiding.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Bryan Health, c/o Kathy Herzog, 2228 Gramercy Ave. Ogden, UT 84401.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit our website at www.carpenterbreland.com to leave your messages of condolence for the Herzog Family.