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Hans Walter Max Herzog

Died: Monday, September 02, 2013
Age: 88
Herzog, Hans Walter Max ; of Lake Orion and San Francisco, California passed on September 2, 2013 at the age of 88.

Hans Herzog, born in Switzerland on December 22, 1924 to Erna Herzog-Wegelin and Reverend Walter Herzog.

He spent his youth in the towns of Tägerwilen and St. Gallen. Hans later studied at Ecole d'Horticulture in Geneva Switzerland receiving a Masters in Horticulture.

In 1950 Hans moved to the United States and married Netje Bras of Rotterdam, Holland on November 19, 1956 in Davenport, Iowa.

Hans worked as Head Grower in several greenhouses and as a Landscape Construction Supervisor.

In 1958 Hans moved to take a position with Jacobsen’s Greenhouse in Lake Orion where he settled and raised his family.

Those that knew Hans appreciated his love of plants. He enjoyed the beauty of nature and he made the world more beautiful tending to its plants and trees.

Even in his later years Hans loved to travel and experience new things. It’s a well known secret that he loved his pastries and mochas.

At 80 he snorkeled in Maui. He truly savored life and took great pleasure in his family and in every waking moment. Despite health challenges he charged on and continued to enjoy the world and what it offered.

Hans was the kind of man that truly did stop and smell the roses, and the tulips and the freesias and on...

Hans leaves behind 5 children: Érna Johanna Herzog and partner Christopher Kelly; Hans Walter Zacharius Herzog, wife Donna and their son Nicholas; Irene Cornelia Hinojosa, husband Michael and daughter Ashley; Anita Louisa Rowley, husband Thomas and their daughter Jennifer; Paul Robert Herzog and son John Paul.

Hans was a great father. He was quiet and led by example. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His kindness and loving presence will be greatly missed.

A service celebrating his 88 years with us waswill be held on September 21 at 11 am at the Lake Orion United Methodist Church 140 E Flint Street, Lake Orion, MI 48362 with luncheon in the fellowship hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lake Orion United Methodist Church.

A celebration of his life will be held in San Francisco date and time to be announced. Please contact Érna Herzog for details.

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