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Dennis R. Herzog

June 12, 1926 ~ August 1, 2022 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Dennis R. Herzog, 96 years young, died Monday, August 1, 2022 at Mountain Terrace Senior Living, Wausau. 

He was born June 12, 1926, in Wausau, son of the late Joseph and Minnie (Voight) Herzog. On December 28, 1967, he married Margaret Connor in Minnesota and she preceded him in death on May 6, 2016. 

Dennis served his country in the United States Navy during WWII and was a member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Burns Post No. 388, Wausau.  Dennis, along with his wife Marge, were the former owners of the Den Mar Bar in Wausau for many years.  He worked at Marathon Electric prior to the Den Mar. Over the years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, working at the Wisconsin Valley Fairgrounds at the VFW beer stand, golfing, gardening, playing cards with friends, puzzles, trips to the local casinos, watching Packer games. He also enjoyed attending many Brewer games in Milwaukee and spring trainings in Arizona, as well as trips to Las Vegas. He will be missed with his amazing (bartender) personality with the ability to talk BS and to give anyone a hard time about anything. He enjoyed the back & forth bantering so, if you could dish it back to him, all the better. 

Survivors include his children; daughter Robin (Kent) Downing, Maple Grove, Minnesota, daughter, Denise (Tim) Hardt, Laurens, Iowa, stepdaughter, Jean Weisenberger, Wausau, daughter-in-law, Jenice Herzog, Wausau, and step daughter-in-law, Joy Happli, Wausau. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, Marge, he was preceded in death by a son, Steve Herzog, a step-son, Randy Happli, a grandson, Troy Herzog, sisters, Lorraine (Pergolski) Evon, Dawn Lillie, Marion Chartier and a brother, Joe Herzog.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2022 at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Samuel Martin will preside. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. Entombment will be in Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. 

Online condolences may be expressed at



August 5, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Name Catholic Church (Wausau)

Funeral Mass
August 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Holy Name Catholic Church (Wausau)


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