Jan Laurie (Fliss) Erdman, age 61, of Fostoria, passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. She was born on Nov. 18, 1947, in Sioux City, Ia. She was adopted and raised by Orville and Bernice (Lynn) Fliss.
Jan graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1966 and went on to earn her LPN from Iowa Lakes Community College. She was united in marriage to John Erdman on Nov. 12, 1969, in Sioux Falls, S.D. While raising their six children, she earned her RN from Iowa Lakes Community College.
Jan worked as a nurse for 30 years in the Lakes area. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Jan enjoyed reading, traveling, camping, working on crossword puzzles and truly enjoyed her time with her family and friends.
Jan is survived by her husband, John Erdman of Fostoria; six children: Jim Erdman, and his wife, Janet, of Sioux Center, John Erdman, and his wife, Tisch, of Unionville, Mo., Robert Erdman, and his wife, Teresa, of Sioux Falls, S.D., Frances Andersen of Milford, Tomas Erdman, and his wife, Kyrna, of Spencer, and Jenny Erdman of Des Moines; a brother, Jim Fliss, and his wife, Peg, of Spirit Lake; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; special friends, Brenda Schealler and Marilyn Christenson; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a niece, Stacie Hamrick.
A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Milford. The memorial service will be held Tuesday, from 5-7 p.m. at the parish center at the church with prayer service to follow. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Milford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Jan's name. The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.