Hugh L. Ehrman, 86, of rural Decatur died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Hugh was born on April 29, 1926, in Preble to the late Floyd W. and Lola E. (Barger) Ehrman. Hugh married his first wife, Bernadine Kirchofer, on Feb. 14, 1952. She passed away Aug. 24, 1986. His second wife, Carol (Yoder) Nussbaum, passed away Dec. 2, 2002. He married Alice (Yoder) Hirschy on Dec. 1, 2005.
Hugh was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Progressive Sunday School class, was on the ministerial board, a trustee, was treasurer of Pleasant Dale Cemetery Board, and was a custodian at the church. Hugh retired in 1988 from Automatic Sprinkler in Monroe after 26 years of service. He also served his country in the Korean War from 1948-1952.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Hirschy Ehrman of Decatur; two sons Keith (Joanne) Ehrman of Bluffton and Kevin (Kim) Ehrman of Westminster, Colorado; three daugthers, Mrs. Garry (Kay) Pearson of Davis, California, Mrs. Mark (Kendra) Everett and Mrs. Michael (Kristi) Miller both of Decatur; five stepsons Arnold Hirschy, Roger Hirschy, Stacy Hirschy, Gary Nussbaum and Todd Nussbaum; three stepdaughters Rosemary Love, Lisa Martin and Lana Gerber; a sister, Ilene Reinhard of Craigville; 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several step grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Pastor Jay Carter will be officiating and burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, with military graveside rite by American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.
Memorials are to Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Online condolences may be offered at www.haggardandsefton.com