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Rowa Fredrick Sherer


August 20, 2021

Rowa Fredrick Sherer

November 13, 1948 ~ August 17, 2021 (age 72)

Rowa Fredrick Sherer, age 72, of the Makwa Doodem (Bear Clan) and Cass Lake, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021, at the Sanford Medical Center in Bemidji, MN. He was born in Cass Lake, MN on November 13th, 1948, to Henrietta Lovelace and Berdette Sherer.

Rowa enjoyed fishing, going to the casino, and playing slots. He was an artist who loved to paint, he also enjoyed woodworking, he made totem poles and sold them to local businesses. He loved to ride "little boy" his four-wheeler and even rode in the wintertime. He loved spending time with family. He enjoyed going to pow wows and community events with his sister, Iris.

Rowa is welcomed to the spirit world by his parents, Henrietta and Berdette Sherer; brother, John Sherer; sisters, Sharon Sherer and Francis Sherer; nephew, Douglas Roberts; and brother-in-law, Henry Sherer-Nason.

Those left behind to cherish Rowa's memory are sisters, Iris Sherer and Henrietta Sherer-Nason; nieces, Montana, Debbie, Risa, Terri, Nathalee, Rachel, and Beth; nephews, James, Rowa, William "BC", Shaw, Sr., Gizis, Michael, Jr., Kalvin and Charles (Jessica); great nieces, Skyler, LaTisha, Keyanna, Mercedes, Ivi, Hailey, Nia, Hope, Kila, and Raelee; great nephews, Mason, Tomah, Kaden, Jace, Patrick, Shaw, Jr., Wakeen, and Jaymison; and numerous other family members and friends.

A traditional two-day wake will begin on Friday, August 20th, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. and continue until Rowa's Sunday, August 22nd, 2021, service at 1:00 p.m. all to be held at The Veterans Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN. His spiritual advisors will be Charles McGrath and Rowa Donovan. Pallbearers will be Charles McGrath, Mason McGrath, Rowa Donovan, Gizis Roberts, Shaw Sherer-Nason, William "BC" Donovan. Honorary pallbearers are all his family. Interment will be Monday, August 23rd, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery in Cass Lake, MN.

Rowa's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at




August 20, 2021

6:00 PM

Veterans Memorial Building, Chippewa

Traditional American Indian Service


August 22, 2021

1:00 PM

Veterans Memorial Building, Chippewa


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