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Oliver Herzberg

January 15, 1934 February 8, 2019
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Oliver Herzberg, age 85, of Villisca, Iowa entered into peace Friday, February 8, 2019 at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak, Iowa. Funeral Celebration of Life Services will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Villisca, Iowa with Pastor Jerry Wagoner officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, February 11, 2019 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Villisca, Iowa from 5 to 7 PM with the family greeting friends. Interment will be held at the Villisca Cemetery in Villisca, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Villisca, Iowa. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Oliver Dick Elmer Herzberg was born near Clarinda, Iowa, on January 15, 1934 to Harry Henry Harmon and Nellie (Wehmiller) Herzberg. Oliver attended Jackson country school, and Immanuel Lutheran School. Oliver married Mary Jo Williams on December 25, 1956, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Clarinda, Iowa.
In August 1956, Oliver answered his call to the US Army, where he served in Korea for 14 months as a Forward Observer on the DMZ line. After serving in the military, Oliver worked for the Clarinda Coop, and then moved to the farm where he started his farming career until they moved to town in 2002. He continued to help with harvest and planting up until 2017.
To this union, 3 children were born; Angela (Bryan) Dickey, Villisca; Ronnel (Tom) Wright, Red Oak; and Mark (Dawnette) Herzberg, Villisca.
Oliver was a long time, active member of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Villisca, Iowa. Oliver and Mary Jo spent 22 winters in Harlingen, Texas, and nearly 50 years enjoying square dancing. Oliver belonged to the Tarkio Valley Antique Tractor Club and enjoyed going to tractor pulls with his son, Mark. Oliver served as a Trustee for Nodaway Township, Taylor County, for many years and was a Page County Rural Water Board member.
Preceding him in death are: his parents; baby sister, Marian Herzberg; sister, Ruth Eitzen; brother, Vernon Herzberg; four brother in laws and four sister in laws. Also preceding him in death were grandchildren, Mary Anne Marsh and Skyler John Dickey.
Survivors include his wife, children, 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; siblings, Victor Herzberg, Darrel (Mavis) Herzberg, Willard (Kay) Herzberg, Ardith Sunderman and Gerald (Judy) Herzberg; sister-n-law and brother-n-law, Leland and Beverly Jones; many other family members and friends.


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Visitation

Monday

11

Feb

5:00 PM 2/11/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/11/2019 7:00:00 PM
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church

Villisca, IA

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
Villisca IA
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

12

Feb

10:30 AM 2/12/2019 10:30:00 AM
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church

Villisca, IA

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
Villisca IA
United States

Interment

Tuesday

12

Feb

11:30 AM 2/12/2019 11:30:00 AM
Villisca Cemetery

Villisca, Iowa

Villisca Cemetery
Villisca Iowa
United States

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Villisca Cemetery Final Resting Place

Villisca, Iowa

Villisca Iowa
United States
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