July 20, 1930 - December 30, 2021
Josephine Alma Herzberg, 91, of Bay City, our fun-loving, sweet, and independent mother, grandma, Granny, GiGi, sister, aunt, and friend passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at McLaren Bay Region. Jo was born in Detroit on July 20, 1930, the daughter of the late George and Alma (Shirey) Gunther. She was a 1948 graduate of Bay City Central High School. Through her high school friend, Jo happened to meet a young man by the name of Richard “Dick” Herzberg. Sadly, Dick preceded Jo in death on August 8, 1977. Jo enjoyed many activities throughout life; be it taking a ride in the car to enjoy Michigan’s beauty or the latest Christmas lights, Jo was always up for a Sunday stroll. She also loved games, puzzles, watching baseball and wrestling, and time spent with her family. Always a sharp lady, Jo had a wonderful ability to remember everyone’s birthdays, anniversaries, and special life events. In her younger years, Jo was an excellent host and enjoyed entertaining. Her gentle and kind ways will live on in the hearts of her family and friends for generations to come. To carry on her legacy, Jo leaves her three daughters, Betty Kaake, Norma “Jean” (Bob) Puralewski, and Linda (Clarence) Shepard. She was the most loving and supportive Grandma and Granny of Amy (Troy) Redfern, Dawn (John) Riley, Scott (Melinda) Herzberg, Timothy (Jerri) Puralewski, Jessica Gettel, John Shepard, and Bethany Shepard (Robert Westendorf), and the beloved “GiGi” of Lena, Titus, Abigail, Ethan, Kirsten, Joshua, and Alexis. Also surviving are Jo’s siblings, Edward (Mary) Gunther and Russell (Mary) Gunther; brother-in-law, Art Behmlander, many nieces and nephews, and her granddog, Chewie. In addition to her parents and her husband, Jo was preceded in death by her sister, Myrtle Behmlander and son-in-law, James Kaake. Jo’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 10:00 AM until Jo’s 2:00 PM Memorial Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
Josephine Alma Herzberg, 91, of Bay City, our fun-loving, sweet, and independent mother, grandma, Granny, GiGi, sister, aunt, and friend passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at McLaren Bay Region. Jo was born in Detroit on July 20, 1930,... View Obituary & Service Information
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