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“I remember hearing many wonderful stories about Fran from my Grandma Ott and my dad. I know she was a much loved person in the family. Aunt Zora...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Sharon Williamson - Palmer, AK

“Paul, I saw your mom passed while posting a notice for Patty Lange. My dad is the same age now in failing health. Hope your health is good and hope...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Jerry DeRose - Santa Barbara, CA

“Happy Easter Mom. I imagine this Easter for you is everything - and more - we ever imagine in our earthly life. While we all miss you with all our...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Pala

“Grandma, You were honestly the best grandmother anyone could ask for! Your patience, kindness, faith, and love made you the amazing woman I hope to...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Allison Gleiss - Houghton, MI

“Mari and family, I never had the opportunity to meet your mom but from knowing you Mari, your mom must have been a very special lady to have raised...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Sue Nolan - Plainwell, MI

“I miss you, mom. May God grant you the Peace that you earned and deserve. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: terese - saint joseph, MI

“Therese, You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Barb Ashley - Benton Harbor, MI

“Be serene in the knowledge of what comes next. My love to you all. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Jan Gaunder Korb - Jacksonville, FL

“Dear multitude of cousins, There are too many memories to share. The strongest one is the bond that connects us all, from childhood to the...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Christine Gaunder - Carson, CA

“Dear Cousins ~~ From the wonderful listing of each child, grandchild and beyond in her obituary, it's obvious how much FAMILY meant to Aunt Frannie....Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Patrice (Gaunder) Heeran - NV

“Dear Special Friends, My heartfelt & deepest sympathy in your loss of our dear Frances. Precious is a very appropriate word to describe her. I felt...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Father Bill Jacobs - MI

“To Terese & the family, I will always remember your mom's Christmas Trees with the 'tinsel' as I never met anyone that had that much patience to do...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Patti Clark - St Joseph, MI

“Terese, Allison, & Hank My sympathy to you and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Elsie Bermingham - Stevensville, MI

“Our loss is Heaven's gain. I hope Heaven is everything you imagined it would be. We love you and miss you greatly. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Us again

“Terese, I remember you from Junior Achievement. Having lost my own mother a few years ago I understand the loss that you are feeling. My...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Tom Fanning - Berrien Springs

“We will miss you every day!!!!!!!!! Love you ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Kelsey - Plainwell, MI - Grandma

“Terese and family. Sorry for the loss of your mother and grandma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Kim ~ Lee ~ Jordan ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Kim Teichman - Bancroft, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you she will be greatly missed there will always be a special place in my heart for Aunt Fran ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Lani & Gary - St. Joseph, MI

“Ned & I extend our sincerest condolences to all of you. Aunt Fran was such a wonderful and kind woman. Peace be with you at this difficult time. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Ned & Lori Bever - Reading, MI

“Sorry for your loss. She now rests in peace. God bless her. I pray for all that knew and loved her, that they find peace at this time. God bless...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Florence Grabarczyk - Perrysburg, OH

“Pala, So sorry for your loss. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy of family. I'm sure your heart is heavy but you now have a very special angel. ...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Pam Schadler - Benton Harbor, MI

“Mom, We love you and miss you greatly. Us ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Us

God's faithful servant, Frances Rose Herzog, 88, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Saturday, March 9, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Benton Harbor on October 19, 1924 to George & Zora (Hosbein) Gaunder, Sr. She married Paul Herzog, Jr. at St. John's in Benton Harbor in 1945 and together they raised 8 children. The only thing more important to her than her family was the Catholic faith that was engraved upon her heart.

Frances is survived by her children: Paul Herzog, Pam Herzog, special "daughter" Sara Reinking , Pala (Tom) Liske, Joseph (Jill) Herzog, Terese (Michael Blankenbaker) Gleiss, Mari (Bob) Moore, and Michael Herzog; grandchildren: William (Cathy) Porter, Jr., Jason (Briana) Porter, Paul Porter, sons of Pala, Stephanie (Tom) Rugg, Sara (Chris) Hamlin, Jamie, Hayley, Madi, Micah and Tia Herzog, children of Joseph, Allison and Hank, children of Terese, Kelsey, Katelynn, Rachel, and Erin, daughters of Mari, Lauren, Alexis, and Carson, children of Michael; great grandchildren: Audrey, daughter of William, Owen, son of Jason, Colin, Avery, and Savannah, children of Stephanie, and Nora, daughter of Sara; siblings George Gaunder, Jr., Mary Jean O'Brien, Joseph Gaunder, Ann (John) Vogelsang, Kathryn Lee, and Mike Gaunder; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, son Philip, sister Alice Ferris, & brother James Gaunder.

In keeping with Fran's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John's Catholic Church, 600 Columbus, Benton Harbor, preceded by the Rosary at 10:30 A.M. Please celebrate Fran's life with her family at the luncheon served immediately following the Mass. Those wishing to sign Fran's Memory Book online may do so at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Fran's honor may be made to St. John-St. Bernard Parish, Hospice at Home, or