Paul W. Herzog Jr.
Paul W. Herzog Jr., 78, of Greenwood, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis following a long illness.
On May 26, 1934, Paul was born to Mildred and Paul W. Herzog Sr. in Indianapolis. After graduating from Southport High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. In 1993, he retired from the Chrysler Corp., where he worked as a machinist.
Paul loved life and lived it well. He and his wife square-danced with the Petticoat Junction Squares for many years and served in various levels of leadership from club to state offices.
South Padre Island, Texas, where they spent 19 winters, is where he mastered surf fishing. The big one never got away.
He was a member of Bargersville Masonic Lodge 679 F&AM; Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis; and Murat Shrine of Indianapolis.
Paul loved driving for the Shrine Transportation Club, making more than 300 trips to transport children to Shriners Hospitals in Lexington, Cincinnati and Chicago. He also enjoyed working at the VCM food tent at the state fair. As a member of the RV Club, he and Wanda enjoyed memorable travel adventures and formed life-long friendships. Paul was also a member of American Legion Post 355 in Indianapolis.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Wanda Herzog; a son: P. Jeffery Herzog (Laura); sister, Beverly Mishler (Clete); four grandchildren, Ashley (Seneca), Brandon, Cody and Shelbi, also known as the ABC’S; one great-grandchild, Madeline, and another one on the way; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, Brenda Kay Mason; and a brother, Robert Herzog.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., followed by a Masonic memorial service and military honors. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Visit www.WilsonStPierre.com, where you may sign the guest book or share a personal message.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Murat Transportation Club, 510 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis, IN 46204; or your favorite charity.