Mervin Edgar Erb, 87, of Marissa, IL; born on March 15, 1930 in Biddleborn, IL; passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Mr. Erb was a livestock dealer and a farmer. He was a United States Army veteran who served in Korea. He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ and the Robert F. Arnold American Legion Post 172. Merv enjoyed fishing and hunting deer and quail and he loved to play cards.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Fred M. and Frieda E., nee Schaeferle, Erb. Four brothers – Alvin Erb; Willard Erb; Clifford Erb; Ardell Erb. One sister – Norma Erb.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years – Ruth, nee Krieg, Erb whom he married on September 3, 1959 at Friedens United Church of Christ. Two sons – Jeffrey G. (Susan) Erb of O’Fallon, IL; Todd W. (Linda Bollmeier) Erb of Marissa, IL. His granddaughters – Michelle (Ryan Murray) Erb of O’Fallon, IL; Emily Erb of O’Fallon, IL. One brother – Les Erb of Centralia, IL. One sister – Frieda Feig of Marissa, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation: Friends may call at Friedens United Church of Christ in Marissa, IL on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:30am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Friedens United Church of Christ in Marissa, IL on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:30am with Rev. Brett Palmer officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.