Erma Bloede Carr, of Waukesha, formerly of North Prairie, died on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 97. She was born in Packwaukee, WI on Sept. 15, 1914, the daughter of William and Mary (nee Mike) Bloede.
Erma was a longtime employee of the Waukesha Motor Co. and she also worked for the Fred Schmidt Co. after moving to North Prairie. She was a faithful and longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in North Prairie. Erma enjoyed bowling and golfing and loved to play cards. She was an avid knitter and was always knitting something for someone.
She will be sadly missed by her sister Mabel Winchester of Waukesha, her nephews John Bloede, Mark (Carol) Bloede and William (Carol) Bloede all of Waukesha and her nieces June (Joseph) Jackson and Doris (James) Kramer both of Waukesha. She is further survived by many great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Milford on Jan. 2, 1996, by her sister Lorraine Oestreich, and her brothers Edward and Ervin Bloede.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 312 N. Main St. North Prairie, WI 53153. Reverend Dan Torkelson will preside. Entombment will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
If desired, memorials are appreciated to St. John’s Lutheran Church (address above). For further information, please call at 262-547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.