Richard Allen Herman was born Jan. 23, 1939, the sixth of nine children born to Cecil Reuben and Ida Marie (Peterson) Herman, at their home in Wager Township near Bantry. His grandparents and great-grandparents were early homesteaders of McHenry County.
He passed away at the age of 74 years, 11 months, and 26 days on Jan. 18, 2014, at Trinity Hospital, Minot.
He was reared in the home of his parents, attending grade school at McPherson Schools 1 # 2 and graduating from Towner High School in the Class of 1958.
Shortly after his high school graduation, he entered the Army on June 10, 1958, and was stationed in Hawaii. After his honorable discharge from the Army on May 21, 1961, he returned to the family farm and engaged in farming and ranching along with his parents and brothers, Harvey and Bob.
Richard eventually established his own farming and ranching operation in Wager Township, where he raised sheep and chickens and enjoyed tending to his vegetable and flower gardens. Richard was employed at various construction jobs throughout North Dakota and Colorado. He was an avid auction attendee; his hobbies included collections of all kinds and he enjoyed reading books on a vast array of different subjects.
Richard was once married to Doris Schuppert.
Richard was most recently a resident of ManorCare nursing home in Minot, where he had many friends. The residents will miss his humor.
He is survived by: his children, Allen, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Craig, of Lincoln, Neb.; Jason and his wife, Meesha, of Runnells, Iowa; and Stephanie and her husband, Dr. Danial Padgett, of Minot. Grandchildren include Cheyenne Haman, Riley Dexheimer, Todd Padgett and Natalie Herman. He is also survived by siblings Roger Herman and his wife, Dorothy, of Great Falls, Mont.; Shirley Schneibel, of Great Falls, Mont., and Mardell Kuntz and her husband, Daniel, of Rugby; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Herman, of Towner, and Angela Herman, of Rugby; his special companion, Ms. Kitty; and ex-wife Doris Schuppert. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Ida Herman; siblings, Cecil, Darrell, Harvey, Vernon, Robert, and Delores Kongslie.
Services are pending family arrangements, with burial to be at Bantry Union Cemetery, Bantry, at a later date.
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(Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)