John E. Ermer, 69
July 13, 1947 —
June 3, 2017

John E. Ermer, 69, of Baraboo, formerly of Eden, died Saturday, June 3, 2017, at St. Claire Hospital in Baraboo. He was born July 13, 1947, to Lester and Myra (nee Hoepner) Ermer and married Karen M. Alliet on May 25, 1974, in West Bend. Karen preceded him in death Oct. 17, 2014.

John worked at Mercury Marine from his teen years until his retirement.

He enjoyed playing sheepshead and going fishing. John loved collecting John Deere memorabilia.

John is survived by his three children, Troy (Linda) Boesen of West Bend, Kimberly Schibline of Fond du Lac and Cindy Smet of Baraboo; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren with one on the way. He is further survived by his goddaughter, Kerri Ann O’Shea; two brothers, Harold Ermer and his twin brother Bill (Liz) Ermer; brother- and sisters-in-law, Phyllis Ermer, Nancy Ermer, Bernetta Alliet and Richard Moths; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Myra Ermer; his wife, Karen; his son, Jim D. Boesen; his grandson, Jimmy; his brother, Ben; his son-inlaw, Jeff Bodoh; his brother-in-law, David Alliet; and his sister-in-law, Janice Moths.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend. The family will greet relatives and friends from 4-6:45 p.m. Inurnment will take place in Ledgeview Memorial Park in Fond du Lac.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at