Leslie E. Herzog, age 95 of Litchfield, MN died on Thursday September 8, 2022 at his home in Litchfield, MN after a short illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. A visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Wednesday at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral and Cremation Service in Litchfield with Parish Prayers at 7:00 PM. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Leslie Eugene Herzog was born on June 8, 1927 in Wanamingo, MN to V.O. and Marie Herzog, following his twin brother, LeRoy, 10 minutes later. He graduated from High School June 1945 in Paynesville, MN. He then enlisted in the US Navy and was stationed in Guam during WWII. Les began his banking career, working as a teller, bank examiner and V.P. of Union National Bank in Minot, ND. He was named president of 1st State Bank in Cooperstown, ND in 1965. In 1972, he became president of 1st State Bank of Litchfield, MN until his retirement in 1983.
Les married Patricia Ann Solfelt in June 1950 in St. Cloud, MN. They had 2 sons, Stephen, born May, 1951 and Thomas in May 1953.
Les was very active in all the communities serving on multiple boards and oversaw many fundraising events. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing, but his greatest passions were golf, his Catholic faith and his family. He was very proud of his sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years Pat; his sons Stephen (Joan) of Kalispell, MT and Thomas (Julie) of Fargo, ND; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.