Elizabeth F. Erdmann


Elizabeth F. Erdmann (nee Koenig), 95, of West Bend, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Birch Hill Care Center of Shawano.

Elizabeth was born on July 13, 1914, to Henry and Babette (nee Pickelmann) Koenig in Milwaukee. She married the late Fred Rohrmann in 1942 and the late Louis Erdman in 1961. Elizabeth was the owner/operator of Club 144 from 1945 to 1957 and later sold real estate for West Bend Realty. She was a member of Church of Christ of West Bend and the singing group Sweet Adeline’s.

Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Babette (the late Theodore) Rhoads. She is further survived by her grandson, Paul (Jill) Rhoads; great- grandchildren, Justin, David and Scott; great-great-grandchildren, Jadon and Jayce; sister, Minnie Degnitz; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in deathy by her parents; husbands, Fred and Louis; brother, Adolph (Della) Koenig; sisters, Louise (John) Ratzel and Emily (Arthur) Triebe; brother-in-law, Richard Degnitz; nephew, John Triebe and step-nephew, Tom Ratzel.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with Evangelist Michael Cox officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials are appreciated to the charity of your choice in Elizabeth’s name.

A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Shawano Medical Center and Birch Hill Care Center of Shawano.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.