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Minot, ND  58701

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Faye Herzog

Faye Ann Hatlestad Herzog, 81, Minot, died Friday, February 8, 2013, in her home.

Faye was born February 27, 1931, in Minot, ND to John and Edith (Drake) Lithmanchuck. She was raised and educated in Minot until the passing of her father led to her adoption at age 14 by Stanley and Helen (Koenig) Kalabza. She moved with her parents to Max, ND, completing her education by correspondence through American School of Chicago, IL in 1949.

Faye was united in marriage to Howard Hatlestad on July 20, 1952, at Hope Lutheran Church in Sawyer, ND. Following a few moves around the area, they settled into the community of Max in 1960. She assisted Howard with their farming operation in addition to being employed as a cook at Debbie’s Diner in Max for a number of years. She also held various positions in Minot and Garrison throughout her working years. Howard passed away on February 19, 1990.  

She was a former member of Hope Lutheran Church in Sawyer, Concordia Lutheran Church in Benedict and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Max. Throughout the years, she was involved with the church choir, volunteer work, secretary/treasurer duties and as a Sunday school teacher.

Faye married Robert Herzog on July 8, 1995 in Max, ND. They moved to Minot later that same year.  She became a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Minot.

She found enjoyment during her life with various activities. Sewing, quilting, and gardening were a few of her talents. She also made many wedding cakes for many newlyweds over the years. Yet, most important to Faye, was her family. She was delighted to spend every moment with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma and friend. She will be missed but never forgotten in the hearts of her loved ones.

Her loving family includes her husband, Robert Herzog, Minot; a son, Glen (Joyce, deceased) Hatlestad , Douglas, ND and his daughters, Wendy (Jon) Snicale and Julie (Adam) Wilson and their daughter, Charlotte; a son, Gary Hatlestad, Roseau, MN and his daughter, Heidi Hatlestad and her children, Abbie and Alexis and his son, Jory (Lauren Hahn, fiancée) Hatlestad and their child, Kayden; a son, Greg (LyNelle) Hatlestad, Chandler, AZ and their children, Stephanie Hatlestad and Joshua (Kristen) Hatlestad and their children, Noah and Nixon; a son, Guy (Melissa) Hatlestad, Velva, ND and his daughter, Jennifer (Jeff) Campbell and their children, Stella and Maddox and his daughter, Erin (Jason) Clark and their children, Olivia and Camden; and son, Gerald (Darcy) Hatlestad, Roseau, MN and his daughters, Brittni and Jasmyn Hatlestad; siblings, Rosie Zahn, Minot, ND, Linda Krueger, Minot, ND, Etta Marie Schulz, Perry, IA, and Frank Atz, Alliance, NE; stepchildren, Janice (Andy) Szichak, Minot and her son Jay Szichak, Sharon Shaffer, Linton, IN and her son, Donny Shaffer, and Rodney Herzog, Minot and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Howard Hatlestad, brother, Edward Kalabza, sisters, Connie Carrich and Caroline Bouvette.

Funeral Service: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Savior Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Our Savior Lutheran Cemetery, rural Max, ND (Spring 2013).
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

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MessageAunt Faye always had a warm smile & an abundance of positive energy! She lived her life as a testimony to her love of God! She baked our wedding cake almost 34 years ago & Mom & Dad's 50th anniversary cake in 1999. Her talents were many. She was a great blessing to us all & will be greatly missed. We're thankful that she's now enjoying peace in heaven.
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MessageJan & Andy, Bob,
I remember Dad and Mom enjoying playing cards and games with you all and having a good time. I am sure she will be missed by all.
Our sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.
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MessageI am very sorry for your loss.
She was a great lady and it was nice to
know her. We would always get
anniversary cards and Christmas Cards
and wrote back. I always wanted to call
her up and talk but didn't.
She will be missed by all.
Thank You, Jackie Bohner
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MessageWe are deeply sorry for you loss. Aunt Faye will be missed. She was a strong lady with a heart so full of love that everyone who was near her could feel it. Her smile and laughter will be missed. Just think of all those cakes she made and the joy they brought. The celebrations she joined in. Just talking among our group she had made everyones wedding cake in this family. What a joy. We unfortunately cannot join you in celebrating her life, but know our hearts are with you.
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MessageWe are sorry for your loss. We were honored to be introduced to Faye a few years ago and enjoyed playing cards with her She is in a safe place & is welcomed by the Lord.
Our Sympathy to the family
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MessageI am so honored to say this wonderful, strong, amazing woman was my Grandma. There aren't enough words to describe how she impacted my life and helped me be the woman I am today. I've learned so much from her over the years and have always been amazed by her strength, love, courage and kindness. Most of my childhood memories take place at Grandma's house, and so do my children's. They absolutely adore their Great-Grandma and she will forever live on in our hearts and memories. Every time they ask for ice cream for breakfast or try to feed a squirrel, I know Great-Grandma will be smiling up in Heaven!
Grandma, I am so proud of you. The strength and determination that you showed every single day was amazing and you fought so hard, right to the end. You are the heart and soul of our family and we all miss you. I know you are watching over us all because you always have. I love you Grandma!!
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MessageAnyone who knew Faye was blessed to have her as a part of their life. I was privileged to be considered "the daughter she never had" and remember the first time she asked me if that was okay. She had a strong faith and an enormous love for her family and friends. When I would visit her during her chemo treatments, even then she was always concerned about how everybody else was doing and focused on helping them rather than her own illness. She did not believe in feeling sorry for herself and always tried to see the positive side of things. Her response to things that she liked or was pleased about was "good deal" and I loved the way she would say those two simple words. Although I already feel a deep loss and will miss the talks we had, I know she will always be with me and I will feel her presence--especially when I hear a bird singing or see a flower blooming. I am thankful for the time I got to spend with her and I know she will be with me always watching over me.

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