Herman E. Meyer


     Herman Edwin Meyer – age 81 of Flasher, ND died Wednesday,  March 30, 2022 at Via Christi Village Care Center, Hays, Kansas.   He was born March 21, 1941 in Flasher, ND on the family farm east of Flasher, ND.  He was the seventh of 12 children and a twin to Henry, born to Carl A. and Louise (Wilson) Meyer.

     On April 24, 1964, he married Lavila Unser in the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mandan, ND. They lived on the Homestead of his grandparents until October 29, 2020 when they were moved to a nursing home in KS to be closer to their children.

     He was baptized on Palm Sunday April 6, 1941 and confirmed at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Flasher, ND.  He started school in a one-room schoolhouse 1.5 miles east of their home and finished his schooling at Flasher High School, graduating in 1959.  He was NDRA 1994 Sportsman of the year and also charter contributor to the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.

     During their years on the Diamond Lazy M ranch they raised sheep for many years, also running 270 head of cattle the current breed were Red Angus. He taught his children to show sheep and steers in 4-H leading to grand champion stock.  

     He was active in the Pleasant Valley 4-H Club and part of the 1958 State Champion Judging Team.  Herman also served on the Flasher School board for 3 years. Serving as president for one year.

      He sheared sheep for many years and was a pick-up man for the Rodeo Circuit with trained dogs to help. At the age of 41 he road saddle bronc at the Old Timers Rodeo in Raleigh.

     Survivors include his wife, Lavila; his children, Shelly Lippert and husband Tom, Hays, KS; Christie Scholl and husband Ken, Peyton, CO; his grandchildren, Tyler (Brittney) Patzner; Travis (Kayla) Patzner; Taylor Patzner; Briony (Justin) Janisse; Karna (Brandon) Prime; Trina (Matthew) Nipe; his bonus grandchildren, Michelle Rader; Chelsea (John) Moore; Cameron (Kelly Lippert; his eight great-grandchildren; his seven bonus great grandchildren; his siblings, Doris Klatt, Menomonie, WI;  Henry (Janet) Meyer, Flasher, ND; Robert (Ilene)Meyer, Max, ND; Arnold (Sharon) Meyer, Kindred, ND; Lori (Doug) Andrews, Rapid City, SD; his two sisters-in-law; his two brothers-in-law; and a cousin, Mary Jane Scherf, Wales, WI; and many, nieces and nephews and their families.

     Herman was preceded in death by his Son, Ross William Meyer;  his parents, Carl and Louise Meyer; his brothers, Walter, James, and Ray; his sisters, Marjorie, Carol and Florence; and his two grandsons, Austin and Tanner.


     Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 1, 2022, at Via Christi Village Chapel, 2522        Canterbury Drive, Hays, Kansas with Pastor Timm O. Meyer officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Friday, at Via Christi Village Chapel.


Additional Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 904 – 8thAve, SE in Mandan, ND. with Pastor Ryan Wolfe officiating .

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, at the Church.  Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Flasher, ND.

The family suggests memorials to the Redeemer Lutheran Church.


Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601 and Weigel Funeral Home, 309, 4th Ave. NW Mandan, North Dakota 58554

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