Emma Kercher, 96, Jamestown, ND died Friday night October 16, 2009 at the Jamestown Hospital in Jamestown, ND.
Emma Berreth Kercher was born May 16, 1913 at Goodrich, ND the daughter of Benjamin Berreth and Mimi (Demke) Berreth. She received her elementary education at the local rural school and grew to womanhood in the vicinity where she helped on the family farm.
In 1935 she made her home in Jamestown, ND, where she was employed at Trinity Hospital as a supply clerk and later at the Jamestown Hospital as the purchasing agent. She retired in 1978, and enjoyed traveling extensively.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jamestown, ND. She enjoyed the Arts and the outdoors and her numerous pets during her lifetime.
She is survived by her children Sandra (Larry) Kelly, Saginaw, MI; Edsel (Rae) Kercher, West Fargo, ND; Aloha Kercher, Jamestown, ND; 4 grandsons, Major Keven (Sara) Kercher; Kreg (Ronda) Kercher; Brad (Lori) Fritz; Brent (Patty) Fritz; 6 great grandchildren, 2 nieces Hazel Miller and Renee Berreth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Clara Heinle, Lillian Miller, brother, Ervin Berreth, 2 nephews, Howard Miller and Marvin Heinle. She was the last member of her family.
The Memorial Service will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday October 21, 2009 at the Haut Funeral Homes in Jamestown, ND, with Rev. Harlan Kaden, officiating.
The burial will be made in the Goodrich Cemetery at a later date in Goodrich, ND.
Visitation: 5 – 8 pm Tuesday at the Funeral Home in Jamestown.
Arrangements are by the Haut Funeral Homes in Jamestown, ND.
Online Guestbook – www.hautfuneralhome.com
The family requests memorials to be sent to: James River Humane Society, PO Box 636, Jamestown, ND 58402.
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