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Deloris N. Herr

January 20, 1931 — March 22, 2022

Deloris N. Herr, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Mesa Christian Health & Rehabilitation Center in Mesa, Arizona, having attained the age of 91 years and 61 days. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Deloris N. Herr was born on Tuesday, January 20, 1931 to Carl and Pauline Baumiller on the family farm twelve miles northeast of Parkston, South Dakota. She attended grade school until the 8th grade at which time she began to help on the farm alongside her mom and dad. On April 11, 1954, Deloris was united in marriage to LeRoy Herr in Tripp. Together they made their home on a farm in the Tripp area. For the majority of her life, Deloris was a housewife and farmer. In their early years, they also raised cattle and pigs until they focused primarily on crop farming with International Tractors. In 1996, Deloris and LeRoy retired from farming and in 2008 they sold the homestead and moved into Parkston.

Deloris was a very outgoing woman who always enjoyed cooking, baking and gathering with relatives and friends.  She made very delicious German meals, salads and desserts.  She made sure that all guests were fed enough to be completely full before leaving. 

She made an abundance of food to send along with her boys who thoroughly appreciated her food.  She was very caring and generous and always put her family first.

She enjoyed being very active and playing cards while at home. She also enjoyed traveling and visiting with friends and family, especially their wintering in the Apache Junction area near Mesa, Arizona. She was thankfully able to go to Arizona for one last time this winter for her 35th year. 

She is survived and remembered by her children: Mark (Joan) Herr, Scot Herr and Glen (Renee) Herr; grandchildren: Trisha, Sara and Melissa Herr; brother, James Baumiller; and sister-in-law Margie Baumiller.

She was preceded in death her husband of 61 years, LeRoy Herr of Parkston; parents; sister and three brothers.

Deloris’s family would like to share a special thank you to the staff at Mesa Christian Health & Rehabilitation Center in Arizona for their loving compassion and kindness for Deloris during her health struggles the past several months and her friends and family who visited her over the past couple years while she was less active.

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