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Erna Werre Ochart passed away at Haven Hospice on February 16, 2013. Born in New Leipzig, North Dakota on March 19, 1921, she lived in Bowman, ND until leaving for Business College in Washington DC. She met and married Richard J. Ochart in 1942. Together they settled in NYC and raised 4 children and a grandson, Randall S. Ochart. Erna worked as a secretary at Columbia Medical Center.

She is predeceased by her husband, Richard. She is survived by her sons, Richard R. Ochart (Marilyn) of Port Chester, NY, Randall R. Ochart of NYC, Joann A. Dorval (Chris) of Gainesville and Lauren M. Sterlacci (Mike) of Wellington, FL. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Erna was a kind, thoughtful and caring person who, through countless small deeds, made the world a better place. She was a devout Catholic and lived her faith through her actions. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to , or do a kind deed for someone in her memory.

A Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Holy Faith Catholic Church 747 NW 43rd Street Gainesville, FL. Interment will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Arrangements under the direction of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361.

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Milam Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Gainesville
311 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601-1803
(800) 433-5361
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2013