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Condolences for Erma M. Esch


I joined Gundersen as an ob-gyn in 1988- and learned so much from Erma! She was a great nurse and even better person. I have so many great memories of working with her; I am so sorry for your loss- she will be missed.
From Ken Merkitch

Erma was my head nurse on 3 Center at Lutheran Hospital in the mid '70's and was present in Labor & Delivery at the birth of our first child in 1981. She was a joy to work with and appreciated every thing I did as ward secretary. No matter how hectic the pace got, we handled everything together and in stride. I left to go back to school & would see her every once in a while when I worked part time on different units. It was always good to see her again! We rekindled our relationship when I was in labor with our first son...I appreciated everything she did for us in what was a mystery to my husband and me. I send prayers and condolences to you. Erma was a great blessing in my early life. God bless y'all!
From Karen (Kelley) Munns

I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying for strength and comfort for all. I enjoyed working with Erma in labor and delivery.
From Ruth Hartmann

I am so sorry to hear of Erma's passing. I enjoyed working with her in Labor and Delivery at Gundersen Lutheran many years ago. She was a good nurse. She was also very light hearted and made this work fun. I wish you all well. I'll keep her memory alive. Best wishes, Chuck Schauberger
From Charles Schauberger

Joani and family, We at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls are surrounding you in prayer during this difficult time. I pray that the funeral service and fellowship time allow you all time to share in great memories of your Mom and to rejoice, even amidst the tears, in the Easter promise of new life in Christ. May God give you peace, Pastor Tim Selbo
From Pastor Tim Selbo