W. Scott Herzog
Herzog, W. Scott age 83 went to be with his Colleen, beloved wife of 60 years, in heaven on May 23,2017. Scott was born in early January of 1934 to Fred and Margaret Herzog in Shields, ND the second son of their 5 children. The family eventually moved to the Alexandria, MN area where he graduated high school but not before falling in love with Colleen Morical. Theirs is truly a "rags to riches" story as they were both living on their own while still in high school and working to pay their way. They married and moved in November of 1951 with Scott working at Janney, Semple, Hill & Co. in Minneapolis. They started their family; daughter Terri and son Tim were born. Scott then enlisted in the Army when he was 21 and moved the family to Georgia. He was honorably discharged from the Army Military Police in 1957 and moved the family to Hopkins, MN. There, Colleen worked to support the family while Scott attended the University of Minnesota. He started as an art major but soon changed his major to pre-law. He graduated and finished his university education with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Law School at the U. of M. Scott became a highly respected and skilled trial attorney. He was a leading partner in Barnett Ratelle Hennessy Vander Vort Stassel and Herzog, later named Moss and Barnett. There he served as a director and chair of the Litigation Department. He was co-counsel for plaintiff on the highest medical malpractice jury verdict in MN history. He argued and briefed many leading decisions before MN Supreme Court on auto insurance coverage law. No one gave more of their precious time to mentor a whole generation of young attorneys than Scott. Scott was greatly beloved and deeply respected by all who knew and worked with him in the trial bar and his law firm. Scott and Colleen moved and lived in Minnetonka for 40 years where they raised their family. They loved to travel the world and often took their family with them. They retired and became snow-birds spending winters in Florida or Green Valley, AZ and summers in Alexandria. Most recently Scott lived at Parkwood Shores in St. Louis Park. His family revolved around him. He is survived by his daughter, Terri Carlson (Chandler) and son. Tim. He was beloved as "Opa" by his grandchildren, Jennifer, Peter (Joy), Daniel (Michelle), Scott (Danielle), and Christy (Curt) and great-grandchildren Grace, Sydney, Kaylee, Harper and Nicollet, brothers Mick (Guyette) and Bill (Carol) Herzog and sisters, Janice Haight and Anne (Barry)Carter, brothers-in-law Roger and Jerry (Virginia) Morical. Scott's memorial service will be held July 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Grace Baptist Church 1704 Hazel Hill Rd SE, Alexandria, MN 56308.
Published on June 4, 2017
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