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Joseph "Joe" A. Herman

March 8, 1943 — February 15, 2023

Joseph "Joe" A. Herman

Joseph Alex Herman Sr 79 of Warwick ND passed onto the Spirit World on February 15th, 2023, at the CHI St Alexis Hospital in Devils Lake, ND

Joseph was born on March 8th, 1943, to Flora Boyer Herman and William Herman Sr. in Devils Lake ND. Joe was raised in Fort Totten ND where he attended school at Calvary Square School. He later went away to Flandreau Indian High School where he finished and graduate in 1961. Joe later met and married his first wife, Mary Morin. From this marriage an infant son was born baby Joe Herman. Sadly Mary and Baby Joe both passed away during the birth of his infant son “Joe”.

Joseph later met and married his 2nd wife, Susie Amos in California, of this marriage they had 3 children. Joe and Susie later divorced. He then met his 3rd wife Carol Gravelle, of this marriage they had a son together. Carol sadly passed away on April 1st, 2020, due to cancer.

Joe worked his whole life; he had a variety of jobs, but his most recent job was at the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort. He worked as a security guard, then on the drop team and most recently and currently was in the Surveillance Department. Joe had just received his certificate for 25 years of employment in October which he was very proud of. Joe loved to laugh and tease his coworkers. He always had a big smile on his face and a joke for everybody he came into contact with.

Joe was diagnosed with lung cancer in both of his lungs in mid-September. Joe just finished 40 plus rounds of radiation and chemotherapy and got to ring the bell for finishing. He was the meaning of a true warrior. He was a fighter and a survivor for his kids, grandkids and great grandchildren. They were his determination to fight this cancer and live. But sadly, he lost his battle.

Joe loved to play cards, hunt, fish, and working on cars was one of his biggest passions in his younger days. But his most favorite thing was spending time with his children, grandchildren and his family. He loved it whenever family and friends would pop in for a visit and spend time with him. He also loved to travel to powwows and watch his grandchildren dance he was so very proud of them all.

Joes loving surviving family he is survived by: Daughters: Jovell Campbell of Great Falls Montana, Lesa Herman Rivera of Salt Lake City Utah, Lynelle (Raul) Herman Cruz of Salt Lake City Utah; Sons: Bernard Montes of Salt Lake City Utah, Joseph Herman Jr. of Old Agency South Dakota, Casey (Melissa) Brown of Kansas City Missouri, Billy Herman of Florida; Sister: Shirley Culbertson of Fort Totten, ND; special Niece Angela (Murle) Richotte of Devils Lake ND; 23 Grandchildren and 25 Great Grandchildren; Stepchildren Lori Frost and Julie Spicer; Sister-In-Law Cheryl Gladue. Joe is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins; his 2nd wife Susie Amos.

Joe was preceded in death by: His parents Flora and William; 1st wife Mary Morin Herman, 3rd wife Carol Herman, sons Baby Joe Herman and Justin Littleghost, grandson Ruben Mancha, three infant great grandbabies Kristen 2014, Eli 2020, and Kitana 2021, stepfather Pierre Culbertson, brothers: William “Chummy” Herman, Daniel Herman, Robert “Bob” Herman Sr, and infant brother James Herman, sisters: Marceline St. Pierre, Estelle Hennager, Patricia “Patty” Shaw, and Mary “Linda” Herman, paternal grandparents Alex and Mary Belgarde Herman, maternal grandparents Joseph and Josephine Baker Boyer, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

If we forgot to mention anyone it was not intentional, please forgive us as we go through this very difficult time. A special thank you to Cheryl Gladue for being there to help Joe in anyway she could. God Bless You All!.

Casket Bearers will be his grandsons Emilio Cruz, D.J. Larson, Adam Rivera, Murle Richotte Jr. and Lakota Herman and nephew Monte Herman Sr. Honorary Bearers will be Joe’s beloved Co-Workers, Relatives and Friends. He loved you all.

A Wake will be held on Friday, February 24, 2023 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s Recreation Center in St. Michael with a time of prayer and remembrance at 7:30 p.m.  The procession to St. Michael will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24th from City Plaza, Devils Lake.

The Funeral Service for Joe will be on Saturday, February 25th at 10:00 a.m. also at the Recreation Center with Reverend Paul Schuster officiating.

Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery beside his wife Carol in the spring.


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Wake and Prayer Service

Friday, February 24, 2023

Starts at 5:00 pm (Central time)

St. Michael's Wellness Center

, Saint Michael, ND 58370

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Prayer Service

Friday, February 24, 2023

Starts at 7:30 pm (Central time)

St. Michael's Wellness Center

, Saint Michael, ND 58370

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Michael's Wellness Center

, Saint Michael, ND 58370

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