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Pierre S. Culbertson

September 11, 1928 — November 26, 2020

Pierre S. Culbertson

Pierre S. Culbertson, 92 of Fort Totten ND passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks ND. 

Pierre S. Culbertson, Okiya Hoksina (Helping Boy) 92, was born September 11, 1928 to Harry Culbertson and Cordelia Bigtrack Culbertson at the old Fort Totten Hospital. He went to school at the Calvary Square, he started working at the age of 9 years old for Clem Ryan. 

He enlisted in the U.S Army at the age of 17 and fought in the Korean War. When he returned home, he met and married Flora Boyer Herman. They had one child, Shirley Culbertson and 8 step children, which he considered his also. He lost Flora July 16, 1996. Pierre continued working for SMC, the Elderly Program and Casino Maintenance after retiring from the BIA after many years of dedicated employment. Pierre lived for his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

Pierre is survived by his loving family he has left. His daughter Shirley Culbertson; sons Joe Herman Sr. and Terry Herman Sr. his go to grandson Monte Herman Sr and his children; grandchildren Missy Little, Raven Culbertson, Natawny Culbertson, Shirlee Little, Terry Herman Jr., Daniel B. Herman, Martin Little Jr., James White Sr. from Red Lake MN, great grandchildren Samantha, Pierre Joseph, Neveah & Daniel J. Culbertson, Robin Herman, Heather Snow, Faron Howard, Cameron Howard, Rani Howard, Sharon Mudgett and many great great grandchildren; favorite niece Deborah Bendickson and niece Eunice Davidson; sisters-in-law Vicky Culbertson from Mandan ND, Celeste Herman; sisters Josephine Zollinger, Karen Harvey Culbertson, Joyce Nelson, Gloria Culbertson, Marie Jerome; brother Harold James Culbertson Jr, 

Family that has gone on, his parents Harry Culbertson and Cordelia Little, brothers Joe Culbertson, Benny Culbertson, David Culbertson, sisters Marjorie Little Davis, Evelyn Black, Barbara Jean Little, son-in-law Martin Little Sr, his children Dan Herman, Bob Herman Sr., Marceline St. Pierre, Patty Shaw, Linda Herman, Anthony Herman, grandsons Robert Herman Jr., Justin Littleghost, William Herman, Walter St. Pierre Jr., daughters-in-law Carole Herman and Ernestine Herman and great great grandbaby Culbertson.

Active Pall Bearers Monte Herman Jr. - grandson, Terry Herman Sr. - son, Daniel Boyd Herman - grandson, Faron Howard - grandson, Terry Herman Jr. - great-grandson & godson.

Honorary Pallbearers Bob St. Pierre and family, Leigh Nestell, Monte Herman Jr, Rob Mock, John Knutson & Penny, Bill Black, Claude Black, PJ LaVallie and family, Catalina Herman and family, John Heraninger, Aiden and all employees of Sioux Manufacturing. I am sorry if I forgot anyone, it's a sad time for his family. His passing has left a large hole in our world, we will always love our dad.

Visitation on Wednesday will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The procession to St. Michael will leave at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday from City Plaza for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Paul Schuster celebrating the Mass.  Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Spirit Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6547. 

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Graveside Service

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC CEMETERY

Main Street, ND 58370

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