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Betty J. Herzing, age 86, formerly of 117 Taylor Ave., Ridgway, and most recently of 279 Ridgmont Dr., Ridgway, died Wednesday afternoon, November 7, 2018, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness. She was born January 20, 1932, in Elyria, Ohio, daughter of the late Dean M. and Minnie M. (Hidinger) Overbeck. She married Daniel F. Herzing, Sr., on August 13, 1955, he preceded her in death on May 3, 1996. She resided in Ridgway most of her life and was Catholic by faith. She was a graduate of Ridgway High School class of 1949. She had been employed at IPM and Alpine Pressed Metals.
She is survived by the following children: Daniel F. Herzing, Jr. of Ridgway, Deborah M. (James) Gradl of St. Marys, Diane L. (Tom) Carobine of Ridgway, and Duane M. Herzing of Ridgway, 8 grandchildren: Nicole (Josh) Johnson, Eric (Frankie) Herzing, Brett (Becky) Herzing, Ashley (Tirell) Klancer, Jesse (Richelle) Gradl, Jason (Clarissa) Herzing, Todd A. (Anna) Herzing, Samantha N. Carobine, 10 great grandchildren: Ace, Campbell, Piper, Lexy, Braelynn, Adeline, Jackson, Ryker, Logan, and John, 1 brother: Jack (Martha) Overbeck of Ridgway, Twin sisters Janice (Tony) Nissel of Brockway and Janet (Ken) Blessel of Kersey, a sister-in-law Mary Jane (Lynn) Wright of Kersey, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson Dustin Gradl, 1 sister Ellen Mae Oertly, and a daughter-in-law Cheryl M. Herzing.
A Celebration of Life for Betty J. Herzing will be held on Sunday November 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the West End Fire Hall in Ridgway. Memorials, if desired, can be made to the donor’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.