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Mary Erler

Mary Elizabeth Erler

Friday, June 20th, 1919 - Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Obituary

ERLER, MARY ELIZABETH, age 100, of Mt. Pleasant, finished her earthly pilgrimage on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Crestwood Village in Mt. Pleasant.

Funeral Services for Mary will take place at Reed City United Methodist Church Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Kristen Coristine and Chris McNeilly officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Woodland Cemetery in Reed City. A luncheon will be served back at the church following burial. The family will receive friends on Thursday beginning at 10:30 until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Reed City United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Mary was born June 20, 1919, in Highland Park, Michigan, the daughter of Martin and Maude (Thompson) Durham. She was adopted and raised by her Grandpa and Grandma Durham. Mary earned her teaching certificate and taught in a one room school prior to her marriage to Willard Erler on June 6, 1943. Together they farmed and raised four children. Mary enjoyed reading, travel and wintering in Texas. She delighted in her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She faithfully attended Reed City United Methodist Church.
Mary is survived by her children: David Erler of Reed City, Dorothy (Woody) Lehr of Mt. Pleasant, Gordon (Betty) Erler of Chase, Brian (Roxanne) Erler of Reed City; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a half brother Arthur Durham of Romeo.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; grandparent; husband Willard; sister Dorothy Buffum; and half-sister Eleanor Thorman.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    When
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
    Location
    Reed City United Methodist Church
    Address
    503 S Chestnut St
    REED CITY, MI 49677
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  • Service

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    Reed City United Methodist Church
    Address
    503 S Chestnut St
    REED CITY, MI 49677
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  • Interment

    Location
    Woodland Cemetery - Reed City
    Address
    550 W Church Ave
    REED CITY, MI
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