On Sept. 15, 2016, at the age of 94, Erma entered into the presence of the Lord following a brief illness. Erma graduated from Henderson High School in 1939 and was married to Jacob C. Goertzen on Nov. 10, 1943 at Henderson. They were married for 49 years when Jacob died on March 14, 1992.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Donna (Ed) Roth Hillis of Wichita, Kan., Ron (Linda) Goertzen of Henderson, Dennis (Gwyn) Goertzen of Henderson and Reg Goertzen of Grand Island; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and one sister, Wilma (Kenny) Dick of Henderson.
Graveside services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at the Faith Evangelical Bible Church Cemetery in Henderson. Memorial services will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Evangelical Bible Church, Henderson. Visitation will be from 2 – 9 p.m. Sunday at Metz Mortuary on Main Street in Henderson. The family will be present to greet friends from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Grace Missions.