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Erma S. Bogert

Born: January 24, 1915

Died: June 9, 2016

Erma S. Bogert, 101, of St. Charles, IL died Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva, IL. She was born January 24, 1915, in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of William H. and Carolina (Dieker) Stroh.

Erma received a BA and MA in mathematics from New York University. While a graduate student in a PhD program at Columbia University, Erma also taught mathematics and coached women's sports at Hofstra College in Hempstead, New York. While teaching at Hofstra she met another graduate student instructor, Virgil V. Bogert. They were married in 1940. Later Erma taught high school mathematics for many years at The Wheatley School in Old Westbury, Long Island, New York.

Together Erma and Virgil served thousands of hours as volunteers at Delnor Hospital. Erma was an avid gardener and for many years a member of the Pottawatomie Garden Club in St. Charles. Erma also enjoyed traveling and went on many vacation trips with her family.

Erma is survived by her son, Dixon Bogert of St. Charles, IL; her daughter Elva (Michael) Crawford of Fairfax, VA; and a grandson Evan Bogert Crawford, of Hoboken, NJ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, and by her sister Alva Stroh Callihan.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 40W451 Fox Mill Boulevard, St. Charles. A private committal service will be held.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Erma's memory be made to the Pottawatomie Garden Club of St. Charles, directed to the scholarship fund, P.O. Box 424, St. Charles, IL, 60174-0424 or Garfield Farm Museum, 3N016 Garfield Road, La Fox, IL, 60147.

For additional information, please call Moss-Norris Funeral Home at (630) 584-2000 or www.mossfuneral.com.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on June 16, 2016
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