Herman Fettig

March 6, 1934-Jan. 3, 2020

Herman Fettig, 85,

Minot, died Friday, Janu-

ary 3, 2020 in a Minot


Herman Lloyd Fettig

was born on March 6,

1934 to Joseph and Mary

(Keller) Fettig in Linton,

ND. He was reared and

educated in Linton, ND

where he attended school

through the eighth grade.

He then attended and gra-

duated from Burnerdale

Seminary High School in

Canton, OH in 1952. He

enlisted in the United

States Marine Corps in

April of 1953 and served

until his honorable

discharge as a Sergeant in

April of 1956. While in

the Marine Corps he was

a decorated marksman

and received the National

Defense Service Medal,

Korean Service Medal and

United Nations Service

Medal. Following his

discharge, he resided in

Aberdeen, SD and Seattle


Herman was united in

marriage to Velma Ander-

son on April 23, 1960 in

Seattle, WA. They made

their home in Seattle until

moving to Aberdeen

where he attended North-

ern State University and

earned his Bachelor’s De-

gree in Business in 1963.

He was employed by the

United States Fish and

Wildlife Service in Aber-

deen, SD from 1963 until

1975, in Pierre, SD from

1975 until 1977 when he

was transferred to Minot,

ND. Following his retire-

ment in 1990, he was em-

ployed as a real estate

agent in Minot for two


Herman was a member

of Our Lady of Grace

Catholic Church, Minot

where he served as an

usher. He was also a

member of the American

Legion, VFW, Knights of

Columbus, Elks, Sertoma

Club and Exchange Club.

He enjoyed hunting, read-

ing, walking and golfing,

serving actively in the

GEM Golf League at

Souris Valley Golf Course.

Herman’s loving family

includes: his wife of 59

years, Velma, Minot; son,

Todd (Lesley) Fettig,

Minot; grandchildren,

Joelle and Sydney; step-

grandchildren, Max,

Madison and Hunter; and

numerous nieces and


Herman was preceded

in death by: his parents;

brothers, Leo, Raymond,

William and Joe Fettig;

sisters, Dolores Will, Lilli-

an Reich, Florence Cutler

and Patricia Schwartz.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Wednesday, January 8,

2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Our

Lady of Grace Catholic

Church, Minot.

Vigil Prayer Service:

Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in

the Thomas Family Fun-

eral Home Chapel, Minot.

Graveside Service:

Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at

the North Dakota Veterans

Cemetery, rural Mandan.

Visitation: Tuesday

from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.

in Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Memories and con-

dolences may be shared at


Special Note – The Fet-

tig family would like to

extend a special thank

you to Dr. Routray and

the staff of 5th floor at

Trinity Hospital for all of

the special care and con-

cern during Herman’s

13-day stay in the hospi-