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Verdel Erwin, age 91, of Concord

Posted: 04 January, 2018

Funeral services for Verdel Erwin, age 91, of Concord will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at Concordia Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with family present. Arrangement are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Laurel. Interment will be at Concord Cemetery. He passed away Thursday at Providence Medical Center in Wayne. Memorials may be directed to the Concordia Lutheran Church.

Verdel Thomas Erwin was born February 20, 1926, on the home place north of Concord to Thomas and Gertrude (Nelson) Erwin.  He was baptized and confirmed at Concordia Lutheran Church.  He served in the United States Army for two years, during World War II, in the Philippines and Japan.  He was Staff Sergeant and Quarter Master for TRK Company.  Verdel married Alice Pearson February 25, 1950, at St. Paul Lutheran Church near Concord.  The couple farmed south of Concord for many years before moving into town.   Verdel was a lifetime member of Concordia Lutheran Church, served on the Church Council Board, and sang in the choir. Verdel was the Concord Township Clerk for 50 years. He served on the State Brotherhood Committee several years and on the Dixon County Fair Board for over 25 years.  He felt very blessed to watch his three sons and six grandchildren play sports throughout high school and college.  His happiest moments were with family during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Verdel is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Janice Erwin of Lincoln, June Erwin of Dixon, Brad Erwin of Concord; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alice in 2010; son, Tom in 2014; siblings, Irene (Glenn) Magnuson, Anita (Waldo) Johnson and Quinten (Alice) Erwin.                                         
Verdel’s family appreciates your thoughts and kindness and invites you to lunch.   

Hasemann Funeral Homes
302 North Lincoln Street
Wayne, Nebraska 68787 402.375.3100

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