Frank Herzog, Jr., age 78, of Lakeville, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at home.
Born May 3, 1935 in Lakeville, PA. Frank was the son of the late Frank and Virginia (Goble) Herzog.
Frank was a dairy farmer from the age of 14 until health problems forced him to sell his cows in 2007. he continued to hay his fields and to keep a few steers, ponies and chickens, as couldn't bear to have an empty barn.
Many people in the Lakeville area will miss seeing Frank driving his old Farmall along Route 590 as he moved equipment in and out of his fields. Others will remember him driving his pick-up truck with cow-dog, Oreo, sitting next to him, shoulder-to-shoulder. Frank was no respecter of fashion or fads, and he was well-known for his "Elmer Fudd" hats, which he wore all winter long.
In addition to his wife of 27 years, Barbara (Lunney), he is survived by beloved daughter Amanda, whom he named for his favorite Don Williams song, step-daughters Jessica and Sandra, grand-daughters Alexandra and Evangelina, brother Leonard, sister Dolores, and many nieces and nephews.
If he's had the chance, Frank would have thanked his buddies John, Eric, Steve and Karl for all of their help and friendship.
In keeping with Frank's wishes, there will be no memorial service, but on a warm day in spring, his ashes will be returned to the fields he plowed and planted for more than 60 years.
Friends who wish to honor Frank's memory can do so by making a contribution to One Living Hope Community Church, 36 Sterling Rd., P.O. Box 405, Newfoundland, PA 18445.