Howard Erdmann, 80, Goodrich, died Aug. 7, 2019, at the St. Aloisius Hospital in Harvey.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Peace Lutheran Church of Goodrich. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hertz Funeral Home of Harvey. Prayers services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral Home. Burial will be in the Goodrich City Cemetery, Goodrich.
Howard was born on Feb. 24, 1939, north of Goodrich. He was the son of Fredrick and Lena (Johannsen) Erdmann. He grew up and attended school in Goodrich graduating in 1957. Following graduation Howard started farming with his father. He married Connie Mindt on June 17, 1962, in Goodrich. In 1965, they moved north of Goodrich where they farmed and raised cattle. Howard also worked for Holen Construction, Goodrich Elevator, and Steichen Farms. Howard served on the Goodrich School board for 16 years and as Sheridan County Commissioner for 16 years. Howard served on the Social Service Board, Sheridan County Museum Board, Lewis and Clark Board, Peace Lutheran Church Council, and was a member of the Goodrich Lions.
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Howard enjoyed woodworking, playing his accordion, playing cards, and visiting with people.
Howard is survived by his wife, Connie, Goodrich; daughters, Lori (Mike) Rieger, Aurora, Colo.; Stacey (Denton) Overton, Kenmare; grandchildren, Dylan Rieger, Sierra Overton, Taden Overton, Haley Rieger; special sisters-in-law, Kathy Mindt and Marlys (Rodney) Loken; brother-in-law, Skip (Trish) Mindt; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gordon, Melvin and Dean; and sisters, Agnes Brakel and Elaine Pfarr.