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Carole S. Herzog, age 81, of Miltona, MN and Naples, FL, died August 31, 2017, in Naples.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Faith Lutheran Church in Miltona with Rev. John Riggle officiating. Music is provided by pianist, Kevin Lee and soloist, Darla Crossley. Burial is at Faith Lutheran Community Cemetery in Miltona and Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Abercrombie, ND.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be a luncheon to follow the service at the church.
Carole Sylvia Bakken was born in Abercrombie, North Dakota on September 7, 1935, to Benny and Mabel (Loff) Bakken. She lived in Abercrombie until she moved to Moorhead, Minnesota in elementary school and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1953. Carole attended Concordia College in Moorhead where she met her future husband Bill Herzog of Alexandria, Minnesota. They married on St. Patrick’s Day 1955, in Aitken, South Carolina while Bill was in basic training with the Army. Bill was stationed in Germany and Carole joined him there later. Their eldest child, Paul, was born in Germany in August of 1956. They returned to the States in 1957, so Bill could continue his education at the University of Minnesota. Their middle child, Kay, was born in 1957. After graduation, they moved to Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Their youngest child, Leah, was born 1961. They moved to Stillwater, MN in 1966, where they resided until 1994, when they retired to Naples, FL fulfilling Carole’s wish to spend her winters in a warm, sunny place. Carole and Bill spent their summers at their lake home near Miltona on beautiful Lake Vermont (their Golden Pond). More than anything, Carole loved her family. She and Bill were married 62 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Benny and Mabel Bakken; sisters, Darlene Kiland and Leone Gauslow; and brother, Bert Bakken.
Carole is survived by her husband, Bill; son, Paul (Barb) of Afton, MN; two daughters, Kay (Scott) Wittman of Billings, MT and Leah (significant other Jay Luniewski) of Crystal, MN; and six grandchildren, Annika Tostengard of Missoula, MT, Carly (David) Ruiz of Madison, WI, Katherine Herzog of Merced, CA, Renee Tostengard of Billings, MT, Emma Herzog of Minneapolis, MN, and Eli Tostengard of Seattle, WA.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Carole to Faith Lutheran Church, Miltona.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Faith Lutheran Church
5500 County Rd 14 NE, Miltona MN 56354
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