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Mrs. Margaret Jean Erdman


1925 - 2012 | Obituary Condolences
Mrs. Margaret Jean Erdman, age 86, of Sterling Heights, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at William Beaumont Troy Hospital. She was born on September 24, 1925 in Brockway Township, St. Clair County, Michigan, a daughter of the late Oscar E. and Pauline J. (Nieman) Gerlach. On February 14, 1948, Margaret was united in marriage with Victor H. Erdman in Detroit. They settled in Detroit and for the past 23 years in Sterling Heights. Margaret was a former member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed crocheting, sewing and flower gardening. Mrs. Erdman is survived by her husband of 64 years, Victor and three children, Phyllis (Bruce) Kashazta of Traverse City, Victor E. (Debra) Erdman of Fraser and Richard (Margaret) Erdman of Warren; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Marvin Gerlach of North Street, Pauline Venton of Sterling Heights and Florence Pfaehler of AuGres. Margaret was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Zolna in December 2002, siblings, Doris Devins, Wesley, Milton, Oscar and Gerald Gerlach. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, 233 NB Gratiot, Mount Clemens with the Reverend Dennis Meyette officiating. Burial will follow at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery, Clinton Township. The visiting hours are on Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. Share memories at willandschwarzkoff.com.
Published in The Macomb Daily on Apr. 3, 2012
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