- 92 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 17, 1921
- Date of passing: Sep 12, 2014
|Let the memory of Erma be with us forever|
Erma Irene Heller was born November 17, 1921 in Howells to Fred and Emma (Dolezal) Heller. She attended country school District 46 in Stanton County and was raised by her grandparents, the Albert Hellers. On April 2, 1940, Erma married Gerhard Hunke at St. Henry’s Catholic Church north of Howells. The couple farmed north of Howells until 1944, when they moved to a farm south of Pilger. Gerhard was killed in a pick-up/train accident in April 1959. Erma moved to Norfolk in 1974 and worked as a nurse aide in nursing homes in Wisner, Stanton, and Norfolk. She returned to Pilger in 1978, and moved to Regency West assisted living of Stanton in August 2008. Erma was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stanton and a 40-year member of VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed hand-quilting and crocheting. Survivors include sons Dale (Peggy) Hunke of Pilger and Leon Hunke of Dodge; daughters Ellen Konsel of Dodge and Glenda (Jerry) Wiedeman of Norfolk; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters. Erma was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gerhard in 1959; son-in-law Allyn Konsel; brother Merlyn Heller; half-brothers Gene and Robert Heller; and step-sisters Mildred Vahle and Dorothy Mille.
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