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J.D. Erwin
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: May 21, 1935
  • Place of birth:
    Tishomingo, Oklahoma, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 18, 2017
  • Place of passing:
    Surprise, Arizona, United States
Gone fishing with Jesus and the disciples.

Please share your stories and photos of your memories of J.D. here for others to see.

J.D. was a great story teller and we would love to hear your favorite tale from your times with him.

A celebration of his life will be:

Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Saturday,  April 22.  11AM
Lunch reception to follow


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 J.D. loved Pie!  In honor of his favorite dessert, we invite you to bring a pie to the reception to share on the Papa J. Pie Bar.  Please indicate in the tribute the type of pie you will bring.  We will limit it to the first 20 bakers! 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 

View the memory video here:

https://youtu.be/W9BoXDjxyHE 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rene Scharber on 21st May 2017

"Happy birthday, Daddy.  We will have snickers ice cream pie in your honor and remember all of the wonderful memories with you, especially the boat trips.  Miss  you."

This tribute was added by Tim Owens on 21st April 2017

"Hi Papa J, as I have known him!   What a heart he has shown me by his witness in helping with several of my moves these last 5 years. Always shows up, never complained and was a lot of fun to hang with when we were loading and unloading furniture!  Son Mark, one of my bestest friends, as many times engaged his dad with me, which was always a blessing!  RIP Papa J!   I do believe you are now fishing with Jesus and the Disciples!!  What a blessing!!  Tim Owens"

This tribute was added by Tim Owens on 21st April 2017

"Hi Papa J, as I have known him!   What a heart he has shown me by his witness in helping with several of my moves these last 5 years. Always shows up, never complained and was a lot of fun to hang with when we were loading and unloading furniture!  Son Mark, one of my bestest friends, as many times engaged his dad with me, which was always a blessing!  RIP Papa J!   I do believe you are now fishing with Jesus and the Disciples!!  What a blessing!!  Tim Owens"

This tribute was added by Gay Wheeler on 21st April 2017

"Uncle JD was always so much fun!  I always loved having he and Aunt Roxie visit.  We lived on Lake Buchanan and on one of their visits, I noticed Uncle JD wasn't anywhere around.  When I looked outside, I saw JD directing traffic on the boat ramp... helping people launch their boats and visiting with everyone!  It was great...such a friendly, kind soul!"

This tribute was added by Celeste Papier on 20th April 2017

"I will forever remember JD with an engaging smile on his face, a kind word or funny anecdote on his lips, and a helpful hand extended.  He will be missed.  I doubt many in heaven have had the number of fun family times the Erwin's have to remember.  All love."


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This memorial is administered by:

Mark Erwin
Rene Scharber

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