Nancy M. Herzog

RAPID RIVER — Nancy M. Herzog, 77, of Rapid River, passed away on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at home with her family by her side.

Nancy was born on July 5, 1940, in St. Nicholas, Mich., the daughter of Edward “Buster” and Anna Mae (Brousseau) Kossow. She was united in marriage to Fred Herzog on April 18, 1959, in Perkins, Mich.

Nancy worked for many years at Northern Michigan Veneers in Gladstone. She was very humble and friendly and had a great sense of humor. Nancy took great pride in her garden and flowers. She also enjoyed reading, puzzles, quilting, knitting, and treasure hunting. Nancy could find a bargain like nobody else. She was best known for her talents in the kitchen, preparing many tasty treats for her friends and family. Nancy will be remembered as a loving and devoted woman who cherished her family as much as they treasured her.

Nancy is survived by her children, Fred (Debbie) Herzog of Escanaba, and David (Lynn) Herzog of Rapid River, Donna (Rick) Novak of Escanaba and Ardith Bourdeau of Escanaba; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois Bussineau, Linda (Fred) Britton, Mary Ann Foster, Cindy (Doug) Gawne and Susie (Frank Malkowicz) Kossow; brothers, Bob and Tom Kossow and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred in 2009, her parents, brothers, Ed, Jack, Pete and Pat and sisters, Sally Swanson and Beverly Johnson.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. For additional information or to leave the Herzog family a message of condolence, go to