Funeral mass was held Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Esmond for Magdalena Erck, 93, Devils Lake, formerly of Esmond, who died Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Magdalena was born Nov. 4, 1921 on the family farm near Selz, a daughter of Frank & Catherine (Hager) Gisi. She grew up and attend rural school northwest of Selz. On July 10, 1942 she married Daniel Erck in Selz. They lived on the Erck family farm south of Esmond before moving into Esmond. They later moved to a farm south of the Isabel School in Benson County. On Sept. 21, 1968 she moved into Esmond. She was the cook at Esmond Public School from 1968 to 1982. She moved to Devils Lake in 2001.
She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Esmond.
She is survived by a son, Jeffrey Erck, Devils Lake; daughters, Dorothy Schlenkert, Sebring, Fla.; Elaine Erck, Howell, Mich.; Carol Finley, Oberon; Mary Lou, Fargo; Becky Dockter, Stanton; Jacqueline, Devils Lake; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Seibel, Lincoln.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four infant sons; brothers, Frank, Jack and Mike Gisi.
Arrangements by Hertz Funeral Home of Harvey.
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