October 8, 2013


Ervin C. Promes, 77, of Carroll, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll with Father Timothy Schott as celebrant.

Lector for the Mass will be Nathan Promes. Pianist will be Marcy Anderson, and song leader will be Shari Schulte. Eucharistic ministers will be Carey Promes, Lynette Lehrter and Shirley Molitor. Mass servers will be Lauren and Taylor Promes. Casket bearers will be grandsons: Chad Promes, Sean Promes, Nick Heuton, Tyler Heuton, Nathan Promes and Matthew Promes. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll with military honors conducted by Maurice Dunn Post of the Carroll American Legion.

Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, where there will be a Knights of Columbus rosary at 4 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 6 p.m. by St. Lawrence Parish.

Online condolences may be left for Erv's family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born March 2, 1936, at Wynot, Neb., he was a son of Joe and Ida (Arens) Promes. He grew up in St. James, Neb., on his family's farm and graduated from Wynot High School in 1954. Following high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served four years. He was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Following his military service he worked for Missouri Valley Machinery in Sioux City as a mechanic.

Erv married Sharon Ann Hochstein on May 21, 1960, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wynot. The couple made their home in Carroll where they raised their family and he owned and operated Promes Construction. Erv was a member of St. Lawrence Parish in Carroll, the Carroll Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and Carroll Moose Lodge. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, hunting and watching westerns.

Erv is survived by wife Sharon Promes of Carroll; two daughters: Charlotte Johnson and her husband Mike of Austin, Texas, and Cindy Heuton and her husband Ryan of Carroll; four sons: Craig Promes and his wife Julie of Denison, Chris Promes and his wife Christy of Denison, Carey Promes and his wife Maria of Carroll, and Curt Promes of Carroll; 16 grandchildren; a brother Jerome Promes and his wife Sally of Wynot, Neb.; two brothers-in-law Jim Hochstein and his wife Marilyn of Des Plaines, Ill., and Ervin "Harvey" Koch of Wynot, Neb.; three sisters-in-law: Alice Beyeler and her husband Tok of Wynot, Neb., Carol Promes of Carroll, and Arlyce Hochstein of Wynot, Neb.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Erv was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Raynold Promes and Gerald "Red" Promes; and three sisters: Mildred Koch, Lucille Arens and Mary Ann Promes.