Carol M. Herman, 71, of Warwick, ND, formerly of Grand Forks and St. Michael, ND passed away at her home on Wednesday evening, April 1, 2020.
Carol M. Herman, 71, of Warwick, ND, formerly of Grand Forks and St. Michael, ND passed away at her home on Wednesday evening, April 1, 2020. She was in the loving care of her husband, Joe, daughter, Lori and Altru Hospice. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Thursday, April 9 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a Funeral Mass and burial to be held at a later date. Please know how much the family appreciates all your love and support but understand the precautionary steps that must be taken in this very uncertain time of COVID-19. Carol Mary, daughter of Ernest and Myrtle (Vik) Gravelle was born on Nov. 1, 1948, in Grand Forks where she grew up and was educated. While working in Grand Forks, she met Joseph Herman and they were united in marriage on Oct. 29, 1983, in Fort Totten, ND. They moved to the Lake Region, living in Minnewaukan, Oberon, St. Michael and since 1996 Warwick, ND. They lived, worked and raised their family through the years. Carol worked at the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort for 12 years, retiring in 2011 due to health issues. Carol also proudly obtained her GED through the Cankdeska Cikana Community College. First and foremost, Carol was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and beloved sister and aunt. She loved spending time with her husband and family; taking little “mini” vacations and traveling. She was an excellent baker and often baked for Joe’s co-workers, whom loved every snack! She had a treasured collection of DVD’s and VHS movies, always getting her favorite on the day it was released. She was a savvy shopper and known for stocking up which meant her daughter Lori often went “shopping” at Mom’s County Market, where Carol would tease that Lori got groceries at the “best price around”-Free! Carol fought her cancer courageously and felt so very blessed, to have the love and support of family. Joe and Lori lovingly cared for Carol, they were at her side always. Carol’s loving family include; her husband for over 36 years, Joe; daughters, Lori Sue Frost (Cory Anderson) of Warwick, and Julie Marie Spicer, Grand Forks; son, Billy Joe Herman also Warwick; step children, Jovel Campbell, Great Falls, MT, Bernie Montes, Lisa Herman Rivera, and Lynelle (Raul) Herman Cruz all of Salt Lake City, UT, Joseph Herman Jr., New Effington, SD, and Casey Brown, Kansas City, KS; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; sister, Sharol Gladue, Lake Bronson, MN; many nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by; her parents; siblings, Ronald, Robert, Paul, Gary and Duane Gravelle, Joanne Gravelle, Elizabeth Bouvette, Gail Dannett and Jean Gust; step-son, Justin Herman; and mother-in-law, Flora Culbertson. Special thanks to all for the wonderful care, help and guidance; Dr. Downs, Eventide Good Samaritan, Altru Hospice, CHI ER Physicians, Altru Ambulance, Spirit Lake Ambulance and the many friends who always asked about her. God Bless You. Condolences may be sent to Gilbertson Funeral Home P.O. Box 632 Devils Lake, ND 58301 addressed to the Family of Carol Herman or at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com.