Erma E. Huisman, age 73, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Monday, July 4, 2016 at Avera Sunset Manor in Irene, South Dakota.
Memorial services are 2:00 PM, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Rodney Veldhuizen officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home.
Erma was born November 28, 1942 in Menno, South Dakota to Otto and Annette (Schaeffer) Vollmer. She grew up in Scotland, South Dakota and attended school. Erma then cleaned houses and babysat for various families. On August 28, 1960, she married James Huisman in Scotland. After their marriage, they lived in Utica, Centerville and Yankton before settling back again in Utica in October 1963. Erma worked part time at Our Place Café in South Yankton until it burned. She was divorced in 2002 and moved to Yankton, then Vermillion and was a resident of Sunset Manor in Irene for the last 10 years. Erma loved country western music, John Wayne movies and "I Love Lucy". She also enjoyed her stuffed animals and visiting with her friends over a cup of coffee.
Erma is survived by two sons, John and Jamie Huisman of Yankton; one sister, Erna Sedan of Omaha, NE; one brother, Elton Vollmer of Lincoln, NE; and several nieces and nephews.
Erma was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Agnes Cox and Ella Vollmer; and three brothers, Herman, Art and Ed Vollmer.
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I am an RN that worked in Irene with Erma for 8 years. I missed her when I left as she was a social lady, always helped greet and make new residents feel welcome. Her friends in Irene will miss her greatly.
Erma and Jim always helped my dad before he died, something I thought was so good of them.
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