THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Norma J. Erdmann
Norma Jane (Waldow) Erdmann, 88, of Abrams, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Oconto Falls.
Born Feb. 27, 1929, to the late Hubert and Irene (Hellmann) Waldow, she married LeRoy Erdmann on June 4, 1949 and he preceded her in death in 1983.
Lifelong residents of Abrams, they farmed in Brookside and then moved to Main Street in Abrams where they owned and operated Erdmann's Bar, on the loop. She was a cook at Abrams Elementary School and worked at Coleman Products for many years. After retiring, she worked as a hostess at Candleglow and tended bar at Pine Acres Golf Course.
She enjoyed listening to her player piano and Friday nights sitting on her porch swing, where everyone gathered to share stories. She loved being with family and friends when there was plenty of laugher and good times for all.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda VanPay (Cliff Allen), Pulaski and Susan (Jim) McDermid, Abrams; two sons, Mark "Porky" Erdmann, Abrams and Ricky (Pam) Erdmann, Little Suamico; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mabel Sutrick, Abrams; a brother-in-law, Lloyd "Butch" Bartels, Abrams and many nieces; nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gloria (Bill) Peters and Elaine Bartels; a son-in-law, Ronald VanPay and a brother-in-law, Dan Sutrick.
The family received relatives and friends at Gallagher Funeral Home in Oconto on Monday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Frederik Schulz officiated with burial in Brookside Cemetery.