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Robert Hertel

August 21, 1928 ~ May 20, 2019 (age 90)

Robert Hertel, 90, Jamestown, ND died Monday, May 20, 2019 at Ave Maria Village in Jamestown.

Robert  Hertel was born August 21, 1928 at McLaughlin, SD the son of Christian Hertel and Anna (Gutschmidt) Hertel.  He attended the local rural school where he received his elementary education and grew to manhood in the vicinity where he helped on the family farm.

He and Lillian Fregien were married April 2, 1950 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jud, ND.  They made their home with her parents and later took over their farm.  In 1985 they sold their equipment and he started working for Rueben Schlenker and continued to reside on the farm.  He entered the Jamestown Heritage Center in 2009 and then Ava Maria Village in 2019.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jamestown, ND, he was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Jud and served as deacon, trustee and council President.

Surviving are his wife Lillian, Jamestown, ND; one son and daughter-in-law, Darrel and Sharon Hertel, Jud, ND; 5 grandchildren,  24 great grandchildren, and 15 great great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Irene Biederstedt, Mobridge, SD and Verna Biederstedt, Armour, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Harold.

Funeral Service- 3:00 PM Monday, May 27, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jamestown, ND with Rev. Erik Weber, pastor officiating.

Visitation- 2:00 PM Monday at the Church

Interment- 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in the Jud Lutheran Cemetery, Jud, ND

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