Mrs. Erna D. Hertzog, age 95, of Mena passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas.
Erna was born on April 5, 1921 in Germany to the late Heinerich Doench and the late Hulda Doench. She lived in Polk County for 9 years and was an American citizen. Erna enjoyed a full life taking care of her family and doing needlepoint, painting, crocheting, dancing and polka music. She was a wonderful cook, and enjoyed preparing meals for family and friends. Her quiet time was working in her garden and growing the most beautiful roses. Most of all she loved her family and serving God. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all.
She is survived by daughter, Heidi Nicholson of Mena, Arkansas; son, Martin Kirchner of Munich, Germany; grandchildren, Robert I. Nicholson of Fred, Texas and Daniel C. Nicholson of Fred, Texas; great-grandchildren, Chris Melton, Matthew and Jessica Nicholson; great great-grandchildren, Ruby Melton and Betty Melton; and brother, Helmut Doench.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carl Hertzog, brothers, Gunter Doench, Walter Doench, and sisters, Elfriede Doench and Hilde Doench.
Funeral service will be Friday, March 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church with Brother Ron Tilley officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be Robert Nicholson, Daniel Nicholson, Jim Dunse, Ray Canon, Chris Melton, and Bob Nicholson
Honorary pallbearer will be Jamie Anderson
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Assembly of God Church.