Herman was active in many organizations including the Plains Paradise Senior Citizens, Clark Fork Shrine Club, Kathryn C. Johnson Chapter #132 OES, and Ponemah Masonic Lodge #63 AF & AM.
Herman served his community in the Montana Air National Guard, Plains Volunteer Fire Dept. and as both a deputy and the Mayor of Plains. Herman and Catherine also owned and operated the Garden Gift and Liquor store in Plains for five years.
Herman was well known around Plains for recycling aluminum cans which funded many trips around the world. His favorite place was Scotland.
Herman is survived by his brother Melvin (Donna) of Bothell, Wash.; his five children Leona Ekstrom, Charles (Edith) Whisennand, Margaret Whisennand, James (Kristen) Whisennand, JoAnne (Dave) Colyer as well as many grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents, a brother William, a sister Mae, his wife Catherine and two son-in-laws Wesley Ekstrom and Othelius Storoy.
A memorial service will be held Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Grange Hall in Plains.
Sunset Hills Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.