Erma Mahler Sept. 9, 1924 - May 3, 2014 THREE RIVERS - Erma V. Mahler, 89, formerly of Mishawaka, died Saturday in Three Rivers, Michigan. The South Bend native was born September 9, 1924 to Baziel & Emily (Talboon) Vlaeminck. Erma retired from Taylor Products after 32 years of employment and was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliaries of the V.F.W.; D.A.V.; American Legion; AMVETS and the Ladies of the Moose. She was active in the Harvest Basket and also Friendly Pioneers, both in Elkhart and she also enjoyed fishing & hunting. Erma was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Richard Mahler; infant son David; grandchildren, Stacey Alwine and Dean & Richard Brogdon. Erma is survived by her son, William (Cheryl) Rouch of Three Rivers, MI; daughters, Barbara Brogdon of Mishawaka; Sharon (James) Scanlon of Washington, PA; Donna (Fred) Lightner of Elkhart; her brother, Julius (Donna) Vlaeminck of Elkhart; 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services 1:00pm Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Hwy. Friends may call 4-8pm Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family's preferred memorial is Harvest Basket in Elkhart. You may sign the guestbook, view the photo album or leave condolences by visiting www.chapelhillmemorial.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 5, 2014