Marjorie Erdman

Obituary of Marjorie Erdman

Marjorie Elsie Erdman, age 98, of Wisconsin Rapids, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Edgewater Haven Nursing Home in Port Edwards.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids.  Rev. Dr. Carlton Andersen will officiate.  Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo, WI.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services on Friday at the church.  Herman-Taylor Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.

Marjorie was born October 2, 1919 in Coon Valley, WI to Anton and Bertha (Taylor) Kerska.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in LaCrosse County. 

Marjorie grew up during the depression.  She began working at the age of 14 as a Mother’s helper.  She also worked for many years on a farm and as a waitress.  She later worked for 11 years at Badger Ordinance in Merrimac and 13 years in the electrical coil factory in Baraboo. 

Marjorie was a seamstress and made clothes for her family and other people.  She also did crochet work; handcrafting baby clothes, afghans, doilies and such.  She was an ardent fisherman! Of wherever she goes, if they have fishing, she’ll be in heaven!

Marjorie leaves to mourn her loss two daughters: Judy (Miguel) Velazquez and Loree Rezaie of Wisconsin Rapids; one son, Gary Heintz of Phillips, WI; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands: Leo Heintz, Alva Schmidt and Harvey Erdman; three sons: Alan, Stephen and Douglas Heintz; one daughter, Virginia Heintz; three brothers: Albert, Rudolph and Eugene Kerska; and two sisters: Ida Meissner and Evelyn Nhylus.