July 25, 2013


Erma Lohrmann, 94, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at Carroll Health Center in Carroll.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning with the Revs. Jonathan Conner and Robert Riggert presiding.

Music will be "Light High the Cross," "Hark the Voice of Jesus Crying," "I Know My Redeemer Lives" and "Wind Beneath My Wings," with organist Carlys Stribe.

Honorary casket bearers will be Erma's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There will be a private burial.

Ohde Funeral Home in Manning is in charge of arrangements.

Erma Irene, daughter of William and Myrtle (Wilson) Segebart, was born Oct. 25, 1918, in Crawford County, Iowa. She grew up in the Westside area and attended rural school near her home.

On Sept. 29, 1936, Erma married Frenz Lohrmann at the Zion Lutheran Parsonage in Manning. Seven children were born to this union. They moved to Okoboji and worked for the Okoboji Dairy for two years before moving back to the Manning and Westside area. They eventually made their home on the family farm northwest of Manning in 1943. In addition to being a busy farm wife and mother, Erma worked at the Manning Regional Healthcare Center in the kitchen and at L.R. Nelson's Manufacturing Plant. Erma and Frenz moved into Manning in 1971.

They were members of Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. Erma volunteered at the Senior Center and was a member of the Zion Ladies Aid and the VFW Auxiliary. Erma was known for her hospitality never letting anyone leave her home hungry. She had a wonderful sense of humor that allowed her to laugh at almost anything. Erma enjoyed playing cards especially euchre. Through the years, her greatest joy was her family and friends.

After her husband died in 1996, Erma continued to live and volunteer in Manning until her health prevented her from working. She moved to Scranton to be closer to her daughters. As Erma's health declined she moved to the Carroll Health Center in 2008.

Erma is survived by her children: Larry (Connie Herbst) Lohrmann of Deloit; Gene (Colene) Lohrmann of Manning; Curt (Judy) Lohrmann of Carroll and Rick (Georgia) Lohrmann of Manning; Kerry Sturm of Carroll and Brenda (Dallas) Warnke of Scranton; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Viola Segebart of Denison; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; daughter Judy Diane Lohrmann; grandson Jeffery Lohrmann; sisters Lillie Dixon, Lulla Pahl and Alice Schoenjahn; and brothers George Segebart and Earl Segebart.