Albert Jr. Erb, age 93, passed away September 4, 2023 at Colonial Haven in Beemer, NE. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 9 at 11:00am at Beemer Mennonite Church.
Albert was born February 20, 1930 to Albert and Agatha (Huebert) Erb. He attended Beemer schools through 8th grade. Albert accepted Christ as a teenager and was baptized at Plum Creek Mennonite church near Beemer. He was a member of Beemer Mennonite Church.
He worked for area farmers and then at Hill Seed and Produce in West Point. Al participated in Mennonite Volunteer Service, spending time in Hannibal, MO, Hesston, KS, and Kansas City, KS. In KC he worked as an orderly at the Kansas City General Hospital. While there he met Bernice Yoder, who was also a volunteer. They were married August 1, 1953 in Kansas City. They began their married life in Beemer, eventually moving to the Wisner area. Albert worked at Hill Hatchery in West Point, NE for a short time and then established Erb Feed and Supply in Wisner. He later sold this and was a part of Wisner Ranch Eggs. Later he started Faith Book and Gift Store in Wisner. After this venture he worked with his son, Jerry, in Pilger.
Albert enjoyed travelling with his family when they were young. This included trips to ND to visit Bernice’s family, fishing trips to MN and 2 trips to Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Throughout his lifetime he appreciated gospel music, reading, fishing, working in his shop and watching Nebraska football and volleyball.
In 2016 Bernie and Al moved from their beautiful home place of nearly 50 years to Elkhorn Valley Apartments in Beemer. His last years were spent at Colonial Haven. There he enjoyed interacting with and encouraging employees and residents. He enjoyed making pamphlets with encouraging messages to give to others.
Al is survived by his children,
Jerry (Cathy) Erb of Wisner
Kevin (Tabitha) Erb, Sophia, Sutton, Brooklyn, Daltin, and Payden
Roxanne (John) Miller of Hesston, KS
Rhonda (Brett) Butler, Nolan, Callan and Reagan
Sally (Wayne) Hansen of Pender
Heidi Hansen Miller and fiancé Roan Howard, Jackson, Kaden, Maddox, Kian and Camden
Taylor (Payton) Mamot, Sage
Whitney Hansen and fiancé Kirk Meyer, Kohen and Kyler
Brenda Cox West Point
Bruce (Jessica) Erb of Gilbert AZ
Al’s life was also blessed by multiple cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse Bernice, sisters Dorothy (Lee) Oswald, Rachel (Hank) Wenge and Evelyn (Boyd) Schantz, one brother Orville in infancy, and granddaughters Amber Cox and Kimberly Miller, also in infancy.
In lieu of flowers please consider memorial gifts to Beemer Mennonite Church, Orphan Grain Train, or Norfolk Rescue Mission.