Leland “Lee” Fred Herzog
June 5, 1941 – March 20, 2020
AUBURN — Leland “Lee” Fred Herzog, Auburn, died Friday, March 20 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family and kept comfortable by Midland Hospice Care. He was 78.
He was born June 5, 1941, at Osage City, the son of Fred “Ducky” and Lova Ruth Evans Herzog. He attended and graduated from Osage City High School in 1959.
Leland worked as a union journeyman plumber pipefitter his entire life and worked 17 years at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Plant, Topeka. He was a very proud member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 441 and USW Union Local 307. He thought a lot of his fellow union brothers and sisters.
He was a member of Auburn Presbyterian Church, Auburn, since 1977.
He married Peggy Thompson-Hardin Sept. 2, 1960. Together they celebrated nearly 60 years of marriage. She survives.
He loved singing with his karaoke group and was a great singer, even though he did not think so. He always had a lot of fun at the Plumber Donut Morning Group, where their meetings were good therapy for all.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Neal and Robert Herzog; and two sisters in-law, Alice Belle Thompson Jacobs and Phyllis Thompson Blagoff.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lorie Baumgardner and husband, Dan, Auburn; a son, Mike Herzog and wife, Maria, Lenexa; a brother, Bill Herzog and wife, Vallapa, Thailand; three brothers-in-law, Glenn Thompson, Elizabeth, Colo., Bob Thompson, Elizabeth Colo., and David Hardin, Three Rivers, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Jill Herzog, Topeka, and Mary Herzog, Ellsworth; six grandchildren, Kelsie Tjelmeland and husband, Chase, Olathe, Kadie Baumgardner and husband, Chance, Kearney, Neb., and Luke, Miranda, Sam and Amelia Herzog, all of Lenexa; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Leland was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Care Hospice, Auburn Presbyterian Church, Topeka Rescue Mission or Helping Hands Humane Society and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413.