Erma Wacker

NEW ULM – Erma Wacker, 95, of New Ulm, died Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, November 7, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Wayne A. Laitinen officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm.

Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is handling the arrangements. To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for her family go to:

Erma is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Sherri Wacker of Austin, Texas; son-in-law, Sheldon Pearse of Hanska; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry Wacker on April 9, 2000; son, Michael James in infancy; daughters, baby girl Wacker in infancy and Charlotte (Wacker) Pearse on May 15, 2000; sisters, Meta Hamann, Evelyn (Hamann) Plagge; brother, Wilbert Hamann; and by one grandson, Scott William Pearse.

Erma Lucy Hamann was born on March 18, 1918 in Wellington Township, Renville County to Henry and Emma (Wendt) Hamann. She was baptized at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Wellington Township on April 14, 1918 by Pastor E.G. Fritz and was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm on March 29, 1931 by Pastor Gerhard Hinnenthal. On June 10, 1937, Erma was united in marriage to Henry Wacker at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Erma worked at Eibners for ten years, Randalls, and farmed in Fairfax, from 1942-1949, and Courtland, from 1949-1982. In 1982, Erma retired and moved to New Ulm. Erma enjoyed arts and crafts, crocheting, knitting, tatting, embroidery, and cake decorating. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm.

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