Erma Leola (Lydman) Schaedig
My deepest condolences.May God be of strength and comfort during this difficult time. John 16:22
My Dad was her big brother, Alton, and we used to make that 515 mile drive from Detroit every year when I was little to visit Grandma Wandell and of course Aunt Erma and Uncle Al and everyone else. That was one long drive but what fun once we got there. I've often thought through the years that if God put a nicer, sweeter woman on the face of the earth, I never met her (well, maybe her mother). I happened to call her a couple of weeks ago, out of the blue, and, as usual, I could hear sunshine in her voice and see her beautiful smile as we laughed and talked about nothing in particular. She called me Ricky. I do, however, remember the last thing we said; I love you. God blessed Aunt Erma, and all of us for knowing her. She was quite a lady.
I am so very sorry that I cannot attend Aunt Erma's funeral because my husband just had major surgery. She was a wonderful lady and a special aunt to me. We stayed at her home when we came up to L'Anse to visit my mom (Wilma) when she was in the nursing home. We loved playing Hand & Foot card game together.
Aunt Erma loved the Lord and her life showed it. What a blessing that she fell asleep and woke up in the presence of the Lord. There must have been a great reunion in heaven when Erma,the last of Grandma & Grandpa Wandell's children arrived.
My sincere apologies to the friends and family. Please find comfort in the words found at Phillipians 4:7
Rest in peace Aunt Erma...heaven has a beautiful new angel!! Missy Wandell