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Journey to the Spirit World

This page serves as a space to honor and remember the lives of our tribal members who have passed away. Here, we come together as a compassionate and supportive community to pay tribute to their legacies.

Obituary picture of Nancy Ann Herrick
Nancy Ann Herrick

Born: August 21, 1939
Journeyed to the Spirit World: January 6, 2024

Nancy Ann (Robertson) Herrick, 84, of Flandreau, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday, January 12, 2024 at Skroch Funeral Chapel, Flandreau, SD with burial in First Presbyterian Cemetery, Flandreau. Visitation will take place from 5:00PM to 6:00 PM and wake services will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2024 also at Skroch Funeral Chapel.
Nancy was born August 21, 1939, at Pipestone Indian Hospital, Pipestone, MN, to Howard L. Robertson and Catherine (Cottier) Robertson. She attended Flandreau Public Schools and then went on to Dakota State College attaining a Business and Finance Degree.
On November 21, 1956, she married Lauren L. Herrick, Sr. in Shakopee, MN.  They made their home in Flandreau, SD.  She worked at Bureau of Indian Affairs, Flandreau Santee Sioux Health Clinic, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Council, Flandreau Santee Sioux Housing Authority and Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Finance Office.
Nancy loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great- grandmother.  She loved plants, flowers, helping anyone she could; whether it was just a listening ear, advice given or mentoring.  She also loved going to casinos, especially the Royal River Casino.  She especially loved spending time with family and friends.  Her greatest joy was being with her children, especially her daughters, Laura and Laureen.  Another love of her life was her horse, Two Sox.  Nancy had a special fondness for the community.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her children, Laura Herrick, Flandreau, SD, Laureen Herrick (Bryan Taylor), Flandreau, SD, Jim Herrick, Sioux Falls, SD, grandchildren, Tanya Anderson (Phil Allen), Flandreau, SD, Larry Herrick (Mashay Schulyer), Flandreau, SD, Lucas Herrick (Natalie), Chilhowee, MO, April Herrick (Shaun Crable), Trent, SD, Alicia Jasper, Holland, MN, Ashley Janovec (Mark Stellmach), Colman, SD, Jarad Wagner, Flandreau, SD, Catherine Herrick, Sioux Falls, SD, Jamie Herrick, Sioux Falls, SD; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and sister, Carol Robertson, Flandreau, SD.
She was preceded in death by husband, Lauren Herrick, Sr.; sons, Lauren Herrick, Jr., Larry Herrick; sisters, Elenor Boutwell, Wanda Cadotte; brother, Howard (Sonny) Robertson; parents, Howard and Catherine Robertson (Cottier).
Burial to follow the Service at First Presbyterian Cemetery, Flandreau, SD.  Please join the family for lunch at Eastman Hall immediately following the burial.