Funeral Mass for Ervin Emter, 87, of Glen Ullin will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glen Ullin with Father Gary Benz celebrating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service with rosary at 10:00 a.m.
Ervin passed away Wednesday, October 12 at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck.
Ervin was born December 4, 1934, in the St. Joe area, south of Glen Ullin to John and Veronica (Barth) Emter. He attended school in the St. Joe area. On September 25, 1956, he married Lucille Veitenheimer and to his union four children were born; Dale, Bonnie, Lyle, and Leslie. They farmed in the St. Joe area.
On September 10, 1988, he married Marguerite (Marge) Barnaby in Wibaux, Montana.
Ervin served as a Glen Ullin City Council member, previous member of the Glen Ullin fire department, and later was appointed as a Director of the Fire District. He was a member of the ambulance crew, a life member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the St. Joe’s Men Society.
After leaving the farm, he worked for Farmer’s Union Oil Company for eight years and the North Dakota Department of Transportation for 26 years. After retirement for the NDDOT, he drove a school bus route and also drove for school activities.
Ervin loved to camp, travel, and go fishing with his sons. His hobby was restoring old tractors and going on tractor treks with his friends and his sons. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.
He is survived by his wife Marguerite (Marge), Glen Ullin; three sons Dale (Hollie) Emter, Glen Ullin, Lyle Emter, Glen Ullin, Leslie (Rhonda) Emter, Bismarck; daughter, Bonnie Emter, Bismarck; step-children Joreen Paltza, FL, Gary Joe Barnaby, Wibaux, MT, Terry (Renee) Barnaby, Bismarck, Loreen (Butch) Grandy, Farson, WY, Jerry (Kim) Barnaby, Gillette, WY, Coreen (Jason) Davis, Dracula, GA; 15 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister Adeline (Joe) Thomas, Bismarck; brothers-in-law LeRoy (Marina) Bares, Epping, Irvin Bares, Beach, Tom (friend Donna) Bares, Billings, MT, Delbert (Sherry) Schulte, Glendive MT, Clarence Fischer, Bismarck; sisters-in-law Marlene Bares, Bozeman, MT, Kathleen (Gerald) Goroski, Wibaux, MT, Janet (Ervin) Ripplinger, Bismarck, Teresa (Wes) Klippen, Eagen, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Veronica (Barth) Emter; brother Theodore (Teddy); sister Marlene Bechhold; sisters-in-law Jean Schulte, Helen Fischer, Virginia Bares; brother-in-law Robert Bares, Laurel, MT; and step-daughter Doreen Barnaby.