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Bernadine Herzog, 80

Bernadine Herzog, age 80, of Delano, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday Dec. 7, 2011.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, Dec. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, with interment in Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 3:30 p.m. rosary service, and will continue Friday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are being handled by Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Bernadine was born June 14, 1931, to Joseph and Irene (Strauss) Mallak in Glencoe.

She graduated in 1949, from Silver Lake High School, and went to graduate from Willmar nursing school in 1950. Bernie worked in San Jose, CA, dedicated to polio patients.

She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Shan Walsh; sister-in-law Connie Mallak; and daughter-in-law Karla Herzog.

Bernie will be dearly missed by her husband of 56 years, Jim, whom she married Aug. 20, 1955; her children: Jim Herzog, John Herzog, Joe (Connie) Herzog, Julie (CJ) Gonsior, Jacquie Burr, and Judie (Bob) Crawford; and many relatives and friends. Bernie was blessed with 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.