Michael Anthony Herzog, age 74 of Brown City, MI, and formerly from Fraser, MI, passed away on Saturday, October 30th, 2021, at Covenant HealthCare hospital in Saginaw, MI. He was able to have his wife, and family by his side.
He was born April 29th, 1947, in Detroit, MI, as the son of Robert Herzog and Beula (Vandervilt) Herzog. He was the youngest boy of 12 total children. After he graduated from St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Detroit in 1966, Michael was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam during the war. He received a Purple Heart, as he was injured twice, once he was bombed in a foxhole, another time involved in a truck convoy attack. He also received a Commendation Medal, for his heroic actions that resulted in a victory for his squad in battle.
After serving in Vietnam, Michael came back home to Michigan, where he then met Olga Irma Calderon. Michael and Olga were married in 1971, at St. Ann’s Church in Detroit. He worked at Dunn Bindery for 20 years, 5 years in the General Motors Photo Lab, 5 more years at Dunn Bindery, then at Northern Printing & Gonzales Enterprises until retiring in 2004.
In 2016, Michael and his wife Olga moved from their long-time home in Fraser, to a large property in Brown City, with plenty of trees, wildlife, a pond, a barn, and more. He loved taking care of the property for him and his wife to enjoy the nature on their golf cart, bird watch, and deer hunt. He also had fun playing Pac-Man on his arcade machine and challenging his family’s scores. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, and helping those in need, making others laugh, and ensuring everyone felt loved.
Michael is survived by; his loving wife Olga Herzog of Brown City, his four children: Tina M. Hurley of New Baltimore, Tracey L. (Dan) Beardslee of Casco, Michael A. (Michelle) Herzog Jr., of Roseville, and Mark A. Herzog of Clinton Township, his ten grandchildren: Ashley Cole, Amanda Cole, Maria Archambault, Katrina Archambault, Ian Hurley, Austin Davis, Joseph Archambault, Tyler Beardslee, Zachary Hurley, and Conner Hurley, his great-grandchild; Alayna Renteria, his brothers: Frank (Joyce) Herzog of Imlay City, and Charlie Herzog of Washington, and his sisters: Margaret Calabrese of Warren, Mary (Larry) Justice of Prescott, and Pat (Dan) Brady of Almont. Michael is predeceased by; his parents: Robert & Buela Herzog, his brothers: Robert Herzog, Arthur Herzog, Carl Herzog, and Bill Herzog, his sisters: Louise Schultz and Alice LoCricchio, and sister-in laws: Barbara Herzog, Ronnie Herzog, Donna Herzog.
The visitation will be held on Friday, November 5th, 2021, from 1:00-8:00 P.M. The funeral Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Both at Muir Funeral Hime & Celebration of Life Center at 2650 South Van Dyke, Imlay City, MI, 48444. Burial will be made at Great Lakes National Cemetery 4200 Belford Road, Holly, MI, 48442. Be sure to share a story or photos on Michael’s Memory Page at www.muirfh.com.