Erma E. Turner, age 95 of Eustis, passed away March 12, 2012 at the Golden Living Care Center in Cozad.
Erma was born October 26, 1916 on the Schmeeckle homestead farm site northeast of Eustis, Nebraska to William and Katherine (Daiss) Schmeeckle. She was a graduate of Eustis High School.
On May 22, 1941, Erma married Raymond E. Turner at North Platte. The couple made their home on the Schmeeckle farm, where they lived and raised their family. The couple was blessed with 4 children, Dallas, Doug, Brad and Sherry.
Erma was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis.
She was an avid bowler, and loved to raise big gardens. Erma was an excellent cook, with many cherished moments spent with family over nice meals that she had prepared. Erma also found great joy in playing cards, especially cribbage.
Erma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond in 1996; a grandson, Kelly Turner in 1997 and a brother, Donald Schmeeckle.
Erma is survived by her 3 sons, Dallas Turner of Las Vegas, NM, Doug Turner of Denver, CO, Brad Turner of Eustis; her daughter, Sherry Turner of Denver, CO; 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
A memorial has been established in her memory. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Services will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis with Pastor Beverly Rautenberg-Panko officiating. Burial will be in the East Cemetery at Eustis.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis.
Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.