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October 27, 1929 – Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Saturday, November 26, 2011
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, November 26, 2011
9:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M.

Valarie M. “Val” Hertzog, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, age 82, of Winsted, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at St. Mary’s Care Center.

She was born (a twin) at Mounds Park Hospital in St. Paul on October 27, 1929, the daughter of August Aloyious (he worked in the Paint Shop for The Great Northern Railroad) and Isabel Alvina (Enke) Kampa (she was a House wife) of 1135 Ohio Street in St. Paul.

Valarie was a 1947 graduate of Humbolt High School. She continued her education being affiliated with Bemidji Hospital in Bemidji and St. Peters State Hospital in St. Peter. She received her nursing degree from St. Catherine College Division of St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul in 1950 and began a long and dedicated career as a Registered Nurse. She began her nursing profession at the Glencoe Hospital. She joined St. Mary’s Hospital of Winsted at its inception.

The thirteen acres of land which St. Mary’s was built on was owned by Valarie’s father-in-law and mother-in-law, Martin and Rosa (Kohler) Hertzog. This property was sold to the hospital association donating half of the value.

On October 29, 1955 Valarie M. Kampa was joined in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony to Albin W. Hertzog at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with four children.

Valarie was a special individual who dedicated her life to taking care of others, especially her family.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she was active in the choir and the St. Ann’s Society. She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Post 407 in Winsted.

She relished faith, family, dancing, photography, reading, playing bingo, traveling, going to the casino, feeding and watching the birds, and was an enthusiastic Minnesota Twins fan.

Valarie was a very strong and amazing woman. She journeyed through life with Familial Adenumatous Polyposis (FAP). Thirty years ago she was a passenger in a fatal car accident claiming the life of two co-workers and close friends Verla Rathmanner and Delores Sexton. Also, in the accident was Airi Davidson. Valarie’s critical condition hospitalized her for three months at HCMC. She was a twelve year pancreatic cancer survivor, that lost a courageous battle with a second reoccurrence of colon cancer.

She is survived by her children: Jim (Julie) Hertzog of Watertown, Martin (Kathy) Hertzog of Winsted and Rita (Eugene) Boehlke of Waverly; grandchildren: Monica, Laura, David, Grace, Jenna, Stephanie, Michelle, Sarah, Brittani, Bridget and Eugene Jr.; great-grandchildren: Amelia, Parker, Zachary, Samuel, Sydney, Joshua, Olivia and Nevaeh. Also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Valarie was preceded in death by her husband, Albin W. Hertzog in 1993; her daughter, Diane M. Hertzog in 2003; her parents; her twin sister, (Vivian M.) Sr. Grace Marie C.S.J. and her brother, SGT Richard K. Kampa, A.A.F .

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Fr. Tony Hesse will celebrate the Mass.

Interment will be next to her husband in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation will be held Saturday morning, November 26th from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Casket Bearers will be Scott Kennedy, Eugene Boehlke Jr., Steven Bobrowske, and Gary Eastling.

Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted assisted the family with arrangements.


3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Theresa and Arthur Wemhoff

    To Val’s family; May your memories sustain you through this time. Val was one of the nicest people that I ever met in Winsted. She never judged others and she was always kind. I used to talk to her as I walked my dog. Find comfort in knowing she is watching over all of you.

  2. Jerry, Renee and Jacob Streitmatter

    We are so sorry to hear that your mother has passed away. She lived an amazing life. We will keep her and your family in our prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy.
    Jerry, Renee & Jacob

  3. Richard Otto

    Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.


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