Margaret L. Erdmann, 87, was called to her heavenly Father Monday afternoon, March 29, 2021, surrounded by her family, shortly following the reading of Psalms 23, one of her favorite Bible verses.
Margaret was born on June 28, 1933, the daughter of Clarence and Orela (Wuestenhagen) Illig. She was raised and attended school in the Howards Grove area. After spending many years raising her children and creating beautiful cakes for weddings and other occasions, she obtained full time employment at Lake-to-Lake Dairy, where she worked for many years as a payroll clerk. Following her retirement, she worked part-time at Hardees restaurant, as an early morning baker, prior to retiring permanently.
Margaret was a member of St. Mark Lutheran church. Her strong and unwavering faith was an example for her close-knit family and a beacon for all who knew her. She was an ardent Milwaukee Brewer fan and would follow every game on TV or radio (even spring training). She also enjoyed needle crafts of all types and created many pieces of art that will be held and cherished by her family. She donated countless knit hats and mittens to those less fortunate. Whether making cakes or craftwork, she was a perfectionist.
Survivors include three sons, Michael Erdmann of Franklin, WI, Don (Carol) Erdmann of Algoma, WI and David (Beth) Erdmann of Duluth MN and one daughter, Sandra (Dave) Diedrich of Manitowoc WI. She is also survived by her sister, Jeanette (Myron) Wriedt of Kiel WI. She leaves behind seven Grandchildren and six Great-Grandchildren, who will miss her dearly. She is preceded in death by her sister and travel companion, Bernetta (Harold) Brendl and her brother, Ernst (Alice) Illig.
A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 7, 2021 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1019 N 7th St, Sheboygan WI, with Pastor Brett Matz officiating. The family will receive visitors prior to the service from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Please follow all COVID-19 guidelines, including social distancing and wearing face masks.
A private family inurnment will take place at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Howards Grove cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her parents.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a memorial donation to the charity of your choice.