Nelda J. Herzberg, of Hubbard, formerly of Creston, went home to Jesus on Jan. 3, 2022, at 90 from Alzheimer’s disease at the Hubbard Care Center. A graveside funeral will be held at Graceland Cemetery in Creston 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12 with Pastor John Rutz presiding.
Services will be livestreamed with the link available at powersfh.com. Public viewing will precede the funeral from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church in Creston. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com on the tribute wall.
Nelda Jean Fritz was born to Max Adam and Alice Marie (Fidnarik) Fritz on June 24, 1931, at their home outside of Indianola, Nebraska. Nelda completed high school at the Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska.
Nelda met her husband Walt Herzberg, in 1951 at McCook, Nebraska, while roller skating. Nelda and Walt were married Feb. 3, 1952, and went on to have three children, Myron (Kim) Herzberg of Grinnell; Cheryl (Paul) Harris of Austin, Texas, and Gary (Alison) Herzberg of Grand Haven, Michigan. They moved to Creston within two months, residing there until 2014. Walt and Nelda owned and operated Herzberg Construction Company in Creston through 1991. Additionally, during the 1970s and 1980s she conducted Avon sales and provided hospice care. Business interests she shared with Walt in their later years included Herzberg Mini Storage and Nelda’s Nursery. They enjoyed winter months in Mesa, Arizona, for 20 years in retirement.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving wife, Nelda also loved entertaining, card games and later, flower gardening and volunteer duties, especially in their Arizona retirement community. She and Walt relished many warm friendships. Throughout her entire life she held an unwavering faith in her Savior which she shared with those who surrounded her.
Nelda joins her husband, Walton (Oct. 1, 2020), parents, and her brother, George Fritz, in heaven. She is survived by her children; sister Esther Jording; grandchildren Max and Lydia Herzberg, Daniel, Caleb, Adam Harris, Rebekah Theiss, Sara Fickel as well as Adamu Ibrahim in heart, 15 great-grandchildren and one in heart.