Obituary – Erma Lackas

RANDOLPH — Erma I. Lackas, 95, Randolph, died Oct. 2, 2011, at Colonial Manor, Randolph.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Oct. 6, at First United Methodist Church, Randolph, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, Randolph.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Oct. 7, at the First United Methodist Church, Randolph. Pastor Samm Johnston will officiate, with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk.

Pallbearers will be Erma’s grandsons, Tom Lackas, John Lackas, Scott Lackas, Dan Lackas, Jeff Lackas, Tony Lackas, Brad Bargstadt and Brian Bargstadt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Erma’s granddaughters, Sally Gubbels, Julie Loberg, Karla Rudebusch, Jackie Wolfe, Jeannie Starkel, Rebecca Mork, Kelly Culbertson and Jeri Schmit.
Erma was born March 15, 1916, at Osmond, to Louis and Mary (Reimers) Hoeppner. She attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Osmond High School in 1933. Erma worked during high school for various neighbors as a babysitter, housekeeper and cook. Erma married Edwin M. Lackas Nov. 14, 1935, at Pierce. The family farmed northwest of Randolph until Edwin died in April 1965. She finished farming in 1965 and had a farm sale in January 1966. She moved to Randolph and began employment at First State Bank in March 1966. After 16 years, Erma retired from the bank.
Erma was an active member of Alvin Kessler V.F.W. Post #5545 Auxiliary and a 60-year member of First United Methodist Church, Randolph.
Erma loved to crochet, go fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her three sons and their wives, Jim and Donna Lackas, McLean; Larry and Kay Lackas, Randolph; Neil and Carolyn Lackas, Randolph; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lester (Hilda) Wecker, Norfolk, and Mrs. Alfred (Shirley) Greiner, Seward; two brothers, Kenneth Hoeppner, Pierce; and Rodney and wife, Linda Hoeppner, Bellwood.
Erma is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin; one daughter, Patricia Bargstadt, and her husband, Gerald Bargstadt; four brothers, Milford, Lyle, Dwaine Hoeppner, and an infant brother; five sisters, Mrs. Homer (Verna Mae) Anderson; Mrs. Clifford (Dorothy) Erickson; Mrs. Henry (Loraine) Ronfeldt; and Mrs. Merle (Mary Lou) Born and an infant sister.