Verdel Erwin, 91, of Concord, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.
Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord. The Rev. Christine Hjelmstad will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church with family present.
Memorials may be directed to the Concordia Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Laurel.
Verdel Thomas Erwin was born Feb. 20, 1926 on the home place north of Concord to Thomas and Gertrude (Nelson) Erwin. He was baptized and confirmed at Concordia Lutheran Church. He served in the United States Army for two years, during World War II, in the Philippines and Japan. He was Staff Sergeant and Quarter Master for TRK Company. Verdel married Alice Pearson on Feb. 25, 1950 at St. Paul Lutheran Church near Concord. The couple farmed south of Concord for many years before moving into town. Verdel was a life-time member of Concordia Lutheran Church, served on the Church Council Board, and sang in the choir. Verdel was the Concord Township Clerk for 50 years. He served on the State Brotherhood Committee several years and on the Dixon County Fair Board for over 25 years. He felt very blessed to watch his three sons and six grandchildren play sports throughout high school and college. His happiest moments were with family during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Janice Erwin of Lincoln, June Erwin of Dixon, Brad Erwin of Concord; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alice in 2010; son, Tom in 2014; siblings, Irene (Glenn) Magnuson and Anita (Waldo) Johnson and Quinten (Alice) Erwin.
Pallbearers will be Rod Erwin, Rich Erwin, Blake Erwin, Heath Erwin, Wyatt Erwin and Warren Hansen.
Honorary pallbearers will be Verdel and Alice’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren and neighbors, Mark Olson, John Taylor, Jim Nelson, Marlin “Freck” Johnson, Mike Johnson and Ernie Swanson.