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Mervin Erb

Mervin Erb

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

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.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

    Posted by: Carol Koeller-Dobyns & Larry Koeller Jan 04, 2018

  2. Administrator says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

    Posted by: Don and Dorothy Bollmeier – Marissa, IL – Friend Jan 05, 2018

  3. Administrator says:

    Mrs. Erb and all family members,
    Sending our sympathy to all of you.

    Posted by: Robert and Marilyn Going – venedy, IL – Friend Jan 05, 2018

  4. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man who enjoyed his family.Cindy and Ray Brinkmann

    Posted by: CINDY BRINKMANN – MONMOUTH, IL – Family Jan 05, 2018

  5. Administrator says:

    Jeff, my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father.Prayers are sent your way.

    Posted by: Terry Crabtree – Belleville, IL – Friend Jan 05, 2018

  6. Administrator says:

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Posted by: Kent Black Jan 05, 2018

  7. Administrator says:

    We are sorry to hear of the passing of our longtime family friend Merv. Sending our sympathy, prayers & hugs for Ruth, Jeff, Todd & families. Love, Clyde, Terry & family, Debbie & family.

    Posted by: Deborah Fruth – Freeport, IL – Family Friend Jan 05, 2018

  8. Administrator says:

    Jeff , so very sorry to hear about your father. Please know your friends thoughts are with you during this period in you and your families life. Dan

    Posted by: dan weaver – belleville, IL – Friend Jan 05, 2018

  9. Administrator says:

    Frieda, So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Posted by: Jennifer Smith – Riverdale, GA Jan 05, 2018

  10. Administrator says:

    Terri & I wish we could be with you today, but we have a prior commitment (great nephew b-day party – pure chaos!!!). You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Mike Burroughs – O’Fallon, IL – Friend Jan 06, 2018

  11. Administrator says:

    I remember your family so clearly from growing up in Frieden’s UCC. My sympathy to your entire family. God Bless.

    Posted by: Linda Lehman Vincent – Honolulu, HI – Friend Jan 06, 2018

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