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Emmanuel Evangelical Church (Langdon)
Wednesday March 24th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Herbert P. Vosper

Herb Vosper, age 96, of Neche, ND died on Monday, March 15th at the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, ND.  Herbert Paul Vosper was born October 6th, 1924 to Roy and Ruth Vosper.  He grew up and attended school in Neche, and then served two years in the military (Merchant Marines).   On May 6, 1947, Herb married Ramona Symington in Hallock, MN.   He farmed in the Neche area for many years with his beloved brother Wes.  Herb also had a Rupp dealership and sold snowmobiles, motorcycles, mini-bikes and go-carts.  He was active in the community with him being on the Neche Fire Department and also serving as fire chief.  Herb also was the mayor of Neche for several years. 


When he retired in the early 1990s, Herb continued to stay busy restoring antique tractors (usually red) and then entering them in numerous parades and events around the area.  One of his greatest joys during his later years was to have his family and friends drive his beautiful tractors in a local parade or celebration.  His favorite celebration was the Pioneer Machinery Show that is held near Cavalier, ND where he won many “best of show” trophies for his tractors. During his last days on this earth, Herb stayed true to himself with him loving visits from his family and friends, drinking lots of Pepsi and also joking with the nurses that were taking care of him.     


Herb is survived by his children:  DeNae (Jeff) Strand, Princeton, MN; JoNell (Bob) Hinnenkamp, Harwood, ND; Cindy (Greg) McColl-Hughes, Grand Forks, ND; Brenda (Darwin) Vosper-Johnson, Waterloo, IA and Scott Vosper, Nisswa, MN.  He also is survived by two of his siblings:  June Hanson and Ruth Gulbrandson, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Herb’s grandchildren and step grandchildren include:  Aaron McColl, Katie McColl, Terry Hinnenkamp, Chris Hinnenkamp, Rob Hinnenkamp, Amy Strand, Sara Nelson, Brittany Horn and Jared Hughes.  His blessings also included many great grandchildren:  Adrianna, Amaya, Meelah, Scotty, Aspen, Joslyn, Jarrett, Elin and Callen.  Herb was preceded in death by his parents, wife-Ramona Vosper, son-Terry Vosper, brother-Wes Vosper, sister-Doreen Taber, grandson-Aaron McColl and son in law-Scott McColl.


A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 25th, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bathgate Presbyterian Church, Bathgate, ND. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 24th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND.  Masks are recommended. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honor of Herb to the Pembina County Historical Society (Pioneer Machinery Show) or Hospice of the Red River Valley. 

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My sympathy to all of Herbs family at this very sad time.

Cathy Sommer Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Herbert Vosper

Sharon & Bill Espe Mar 23 2021 12:00 AM

Uncle Herb was a special man who valued his family. I loved observing the close bond he had with my mom through frequent phone calls and visits. She treasured their friendship so. I know he will be greatly missed. Sincere prayers for comfort and peace for his family.

Kris Scarborough Mar 22 2021 12:00 AM

My Dad, George Guenther, worked for Herb after he retired from his own farming and since he was a farmer at heart, I remember how much he enjoyed being able to farm without the responsibility that goes with it. Herb treated him very well and our family will be grateful to him for that.

Herb did enjoy showing off the tractors he had restored during the Annual Pioneer Show on the museum grounds for many years. A memorial has been sent to the museum in his honor.

My heartfelt condolences to the family.

Eunice Guenther Mar 22 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Herbert Vosper

Barb Mollberg Mar 22 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I saw that he had passed looking for some information on Neche.I lost my mom in October of last year and everyday I keep her spirit alive by remembering her as it is a terrible loss to lose your parent.Prayers to all of you.I called my aunt Louise Nord today to tell her.She lives with Nicki her daughter in Fl. She was sad to hear .

Ann Paulson Mar 22 2021 12:00 AM

I have so many good memories of Uncle Herb; what a blessing he and his family are to my family. He always popped in to see us when we were in town;
looking out for us when we were out kayaking and a storm was coming; checking on my mom when she had cancer. He always let Dads (his little brother) grandkids ride and even drive his tractors around the farm. These are just a few of the memories I am grateful for. Sending you all love and prayers. I cant wait to give you all big hugs this summer!

Leslie Sheley Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM

Herb always had a special place with our family. We managed to see him in Mayville before covid started. We had a good visit with him at that time. He will be missed.

Bruce & Delores Smith Gretna MB Canada Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM

Herb had a special place with the Smith Family. We enjoyed occasional visits with him and were able to see him in Mayville just before covid started. We are sad that because of border restrictions we won't be able to attend his service. We will always remember the twinkle in his eyes!

Bruce & Delores Smith Gretna MB Canada Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Vosper family. Your dad was a pillar of the Neche community and a good friend to our family. I hope my dad has found him already and they are telling Neche stories! I will always remember his tractors in the Neche All School reunion parades. Keep driving them Cindy!! Hugs to you all.

Dyana Symington Beaton Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM

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