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Gerald Erva

August 17, 1931 — September 12, 2015

Obituary of Gerald Howard Erva Houghton Gerald Howard Erva, 84, died Saturday September 12, 2015, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock of complications of diabetes. He had been a resident of the Houghton County Medical Care Facility since this past November. He was born August 17, 1931, a son of the late Carl Ohman and Sylvia (Erva) Ohman. Jerry retired from the U.P. Power Company on January 1, 1993, following 40 years of service. He was the manager of purchasing at the time of his retirement. He was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Church of Houghton and was a member of the Parishs finance council. He was a member of the Fr. Glen Weber Council K of C. He was a former member of the Hancock Lions Club, the Hancock lodge of Elks and Secretary of the C.C. Bowling Association with the responsibility of inspecting area bowling alleys before the start of the bowling season. Jerry was also involved in the Soap Box Derby, the Knights of the Round Table and a member of the Big Rack Lodge. Jerry is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Mary Eade, nieces Karen Erva, amy (Mark) Izzard and Erin Mertaugh, nephews Bob (Mary) and Jim Erva and Dan (Judy) Mertaugh, sister-in-law Nancy Erva and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son Raymond, July 24, 1993 and daughter Judith, March 16, 2015, his parents, his brother and sister Ellie (Nelson) Mertaugh and nephew Tom Mertaugh. He enjoyed fishing, especially trips to Isle Royal and hunting at the Big Rack and Julio camps. He looked forward to the morning coffee groups, first at Armondos and then at McDonalds. A Mass of Christian Burial for Gerald will be held 11 am Wednesday September 16, 2015, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Houghton with Fr. John Martignon to celebrate. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton. Friends may call on Wednesday September 16, 2015, from 10 am until time of services at the church. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family suggests the donations be made to the building fund at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church. To send condolences to Jerrys family please visit www.plowefuneralhome.com The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements. To send flowers to the family of Gerald Erva, please visit Tribute Store
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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