Obituary for Erma Kander
Funeral services for Erma O. (Mrs. John) Kander age 84 of rural Clarkson, NE will be on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE. Interment will be in the Pilger Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Pilger, NE and will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Erma passed away on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Tekamah, NE.
Erma Olga Kander was born November 28, 1927 in rural Stanton Co., Nebraska to Frank and Vlasta (Belina) Hansen. She attended Stanton Co. Rural School District #30. On February 8, 1949, she was united in marriage to John E. Kander at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Howells, NE. The couple farmed in Stanton County and remained on the farm until moving to the Golden Living Center in Tekamah, NE earlier this year. Erma was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE.
Erma was a very caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was active in church socials, loved dancing, and sewing. She made an abundance of quilts and other needlework, which she donated to the Salvation Army, churches and her family. Erma was always willing to lend a helping hand and never liked being fussed over, but would fuss over everyone else. Erma enjoyed cooking, tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, and her cats.
Husband-John E. Kander of Tekamah, NE
Children and their families-
Ervin and wife Vanita Kander of Clarkson, NE
Eugene and wife Patti Kander of Stanton, NE and family
Ryan and Brandi Kander and children Gage, Tabitha & Chloe
Holly and Kyle Bettilylon and children Terry & Tyler
Donna and husband Don Knapp of Madison, NE and family
Rodney and Samantha Knapp and son Kameron
Jennifer and Jo-E Morrison and daughter Jo-C
Eldon and wife Tammie Kander of Tekamah, NE and family
Sara and PJ Nicola and son Blaine
Monica Lorenzen and children Carter & Mya
Angelica and Jesse Lupton
Kelli Marie & Joe Gray and daughter Jersey
Sisters- Dorothy and John Paulsen of Stanton, NE
Bernice and Arlyn Went of Leigh, NE
Lois Loseke of Stromsburg, NE
Verna and Eudell Feldmann of Meadow Grove, NE
Erma was preceded in death by her parents, brothers-Lloyd, Arthur, Marvin and Donald Hansen, and sisters-Lorraine Prokopec and Janice Reed.