Ernest John 'Ernie' Erbe, age 89, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. He was born in Racine on April 14, 1923, son of the late Christian and Barbara (Nee: Bense) Erbe and had been a lifelong resident.
Surviving are his sisters-in-law, Helen Erbe and Marion Hauser; nieces and nephews, Barbara Faulls, Jane Erbe, Betty Erbe, Steve (Cyndi) Erbe, Thomas Erbe, Mary (Scott) Zierten, Paul Erbe, Brian (Mary) Hauser; great-nieces and great-nephews, Zack and Tara Lovdahl, John Hauser, Brian, Emily, Julie, Dan, Michael, and Bradley Erbe; other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Harvey (Adele), Lester; and two nephews, Alan and Jim Erbe.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, February 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Memorials to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church have been suggested.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints for their loving and compassionate care.
MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888