David W. Herzog

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died July 23, 2020

David W. Herzog, age 59, of Rapid River, passed away on Thursday, July
23, 2020.

Dave was born on January 20, 1961 in Fort Knox, Kentucky, the son of
Frederick and Nancy (Kossow) Herzog. He moved to the Stonington
Peninsula with his family and later graduated from Rapid River High
School in 1978. He attended Bay College in Escanaba and was just one
course short of his degree, as the college would not offer the final
class he needed.

On June 16, 1978, Dave married the love of his life and high school
sweetheart, Lynn M. Leadman. Together the couple were blessed with four
children: Pamela (Jason) Frossard of Escanaba, David (Shannah) Herzog of
Gladstone, Casey Selvik of Waupaca, Wis., and Tricia (Greg) Rose of
Clintonville, Wis.; and 13 grandchildren: Brett and Alexia Frossard;
David, Blake, Maximus, and Coralee Herzog; Ovid Deace, Logan Deace, and
Ethan Selvik; and Cassidy, Cadence, Gwendolyn, and Giselle Rose. He is
also survived by his mother-in-law, Joan Leadman of Escanaba. He will
be missed by numerous family and friends.

Dave was an avid car enthusiast and had a particular interest in 1968
Cutlasses. He spent countless hours searching for parts and traveled
across the country for his restoration projects. Dave also enjoyed
riding his motorcycles. Much to his disappointment, ongoing health
issues prevented him from continuing his hobbies. Dave also loved
hunting, fishing, target practicing, and four-wheeling with his
grandchildren. He was an avid fan of the Detroit Lions and an ardent
supporter of the Second Amendment. Dave enjoyed gardening and bargain
hunting alongside his mother and continued those activities after she

More than anything else, Dave’s biggest love was for his family. He
cared for his mother after his father passed and cherished the time they
spent together. He took great pride in the family he and Lynn built
together and would do anything for his children and grandchildren.
Dave’s grandkids knew that they could easily wrap Papa around their fingers.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Edward

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, August 8 at 2 p.m. at the
Rapid River Lions Club. The family encourages a casual gathering of
friends and family for a luncheon afterward until 4 p.m.

The Herzog family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.

24 Tributes for “David W. Herzog

    Lynn & family, I’m just lost for words… I’m holding you all in my thoughts & prayers. If there is anything I can do to help you out just let me know…. always here for you my friend.

    Lynn and family – I am so sorry to hear about Dave! Sending up prayers for you and your family! My heart aches for you all!

    Sending love and prayers to your family. What a loss. Condolences from the Class of 78. The memories will live on.

    Mark and Jean Rose Escanaba MI

    We would like the entire Herzog family to know that all of our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lynn, I am so sorry for you loss!! You know how me and David were. I am so glad to have called David “My Friend!” The class of 1978, lost a great classmate!! You and the Herzog family are on my mind and in my prayers!!

    Tricia, Lynn and family:
    Prayers and love surround you at this very sad time. May happy memories buoy you as you pass through this dark valley.
    Pastor Jill and the members of Christ Congregational UCC

    Tricia, Greg, Girls & Herzog family- So sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our prayers. I guess 2020 is the year of a lot of uphill battles. Sending long distance hugs.

    Lynn, so sorry to hear the news about Dave. He was a fun loving individual and it was great reminiscing with him at our last Class reunion. Know that you and your family are in our prayers.

    Dave and Family, So Sad and Shocked at the Passing of your Father. Sorry I did not get to meet him but if he was anything like you he was a joy to be around. Prayers are being sent from your Johnson Cousins in Stonington. May he rest in Peace.

    Tricia and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss of your dad. He will be so sorely missed in your family. Many many hugs and prayers for you all.

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