Erbskorn, John

Written by David Green.

John F. Erbskorn, 82, of Lime Creek Hwy., Morenci, died March 4, 2006 at home.

He was born May 5, 1923 in Ithaca, Mich., the son of Solomon and Alvina (Peters) Erbskorn. He married Betty Essex on Nov. 27, 1948 in Seward, Ohio, and she survives.

John lived in Morenci since 1948. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He liked to square dance and was a member of the Borderline Squares. He worked as a polisher and buffer at Gerity’s in Adrian for 11 years, as an electrical maintenance man at Wayne Broach in Morenci until they closed in 1980, and as an electrical maintenance man at ITT Higbie in Archbold, Ohio, retiring in 1991.

Besides his wife, John is survived by two sons, Kenneth (and Viola) Erbskorn of Hamilton, Ohio, and Arthur (and Jo) Erbskorn of Morenci; five grandchildren, Kara, Jacquie, Jacob, Nicholas and Kyle, and one sister, Barbara Friesen of Nebraska.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Edith Ball, and four brothers, Elias, August, James and Virgil.

Funeral services were March 7 at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Jack Cahill officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Hospice of Lenawee County.

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