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Saturday, March 23, 1974


Louis R. Erdmann, 72, of 623 S. Union, Shawano, died Friday, March 22; he had been ill for the past two months.

Mr. Erdmann was born Feb. 5, 1902 in the town of Pella. His parents were the late Mr. & Mrs. William Erdmann. He farmed until 1940 when he moved to Shawano and was employed by the Shawano county highway department. He retired in 1967. He was married to Rose Schultz who died in 1956. In 1957 he married Margaret Hanson. He was a member of St. James Lutheran church and was a past member of St. James Mens Club. He was a member of the stewardship committee.

Survivors are his wife, Margaret, two step-daughters, Beverly, Mrs. John Fink, Bonduel and Nancy, Mrs. Robert Lueck, Shawano, and a daughter-in-law, Helen Erdmann of Clintonville, and one son, William of Shawano, and a stepson, David Hanson of Wausau. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren and 14 step-grandchildren, and two sisters, Alma, Mrs. William Gruetzmacher, and Florence, Mrs. Arlin Binder, both of Green Bay. One son Gerald preceded him in death besides two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at St. James Lutheran church at 3:00 pm Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.