Herman B. Sass, 95, died July 2, 2008, at his home at Settler’s Park Assisted Living.
His graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland.
Herman Bernhardt was born on Aug. 7, 1912, at Baker City to Peter and Katherine Nave Sass. He was raised in Eagle Valley and graduated from Eagle Valley High School at Richland.
Herman married Alice Cundiff on July 3, 1948. They made their home in Eagle Valley, started farming the Cundiff Ranch and operated a dairy. According to Herman’s family, when once asked why he never took a vacation, he responded, “Why would I want to do that and miss all of the fun.”
Survivors include his sons, Dan Hammond and his wife, Doris, of Oklahoma, Peter and his wife, Pam, of Willamina; grandsons and their wives, Rod and Chris Hammond and Ross and Lynnet Hammond of Oklahoma, Paul, and Michael and Trisha Sass of Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant son, Steven.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 8, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor