Douglas E. Herzig, 67, Castorland

CASTORLAND, NY – Douglas Edward Herzig, 67, of Artz Road, passed away Monday evening, Feb. 25, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his loving family under the care of Lewis County Hospice.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., with Pastor Bruce Lyndaker, brother-in-law, officiating. Spring burial will be at Riverside Cemetery Annex, Beaver Falls.

A luncheon at the Croghan American Legion will immediately follow the funeral service. All are welcome. Any food donations may be taken directly to the Croghan American Legion on Friday morning beginning at 9:30 a. m.

Calling hours are from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc.

Born Sept. 27, 1951, Lowville, NY, a son of the late Alfred and Mary Louise Kloster Herzig, he graduated from Beaver River Central School in the Class of 1970.

While in school, he worked for Howard and Everette Farney farm on the Van Amber Road.  After graduation, he went to work at Climax Manufacturing in Castorland, then later in Lowville.

On April 25, 1981, he married Fern Lyndaker at the First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, with Pastor Bruce Lyndaker officiating.  He retired in 2011 after forty one years of service on the same job.

He was a past member of the Sons of the American Legion in Croghan.

Doug loved deer and rabbit hunting and being retired.

He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

He is survived his beloved wife Fern; four children, Tonya L. Pate and her companion, Jason Turck of Castorland; Randy T. Herzig and his companion Angela Marolf, of Castorland; Heather M. Noftsier, of Castorland; Douglas E. Herzig II, and his wife, Lynn, of Croghan; twelve grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.  Also surviving are three sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Lou and Charles Brown, of Castorland; Linda and Blair Combs, of Alabama; Shirlean Brown, of Lowville; Loren Zehr, of Belfort; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Douglas was predeceased by two nephews and a niece; a sister, Jane Zehr; a brother-in-law, Donald J. Brown; and two great nephews.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY  13367, Caring Friends of the Community, 11037 State Route 812, Croghan, N.Y. 13327, or Lewis County General Hospital Fund for Hope, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, N.Y. 13367.

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