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Robert Erdman

Robert Erdman

Male 1927 - 2011  (84 years)

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  • Name Robert Erdman 
    Born 9 Jan 1927  Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 15 Apr 1930  Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1930 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, Enumeration District 40-345, Sheet 29B.
    1930 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, Enumeration District 40-345, Sheet 29B.
    1930 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, Enumeration District 40-345, Sheet 29B.
    Died 23 Sep 2011 
    • Dr. Robert Lee Erdman
      1927-2011
      Surrounded by his loving family, Robert Erdman passed away on September 23, 2011.
      Bob was born in Milwaukee WI, January 9, 1927 to Henry & Nettie Erdman growing up in Granville WI. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin?Milwaukee in 1947. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign receiving his Doctorate in 1957. Bob met his wife, Millie Weppler, during graduate school and were married in 1949. He was on the Faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1958-66 reaching the rank of Professor and Chair of the Department of Special Education. He was recruited by the University of Utah to develop and chair the Dept of Special Education in 1966. He became Dean of the Graduate School of Education in 1976 serving in this role until his return to the Dept of Special Education in 1983, retiring in 1987. During his career he authored multiple publications and served as editor for the journals of his profession. He held numerous leadership positions at the university, state, national and international levels. Bob loved his wife & family and spent his career as a mentor & advocate for the educators of Utah and across the nation who sought to improve the lives of handicapped and disabled children. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Millie Erdman, their three children Alan (Lucy) Erdman, Steve (Terri) Erdman, Laura (Gus) Erdman Wheeler and 7 grandchildren (Elizabeth, Ben, Megan, Jill, Sam, Molly and Augie). He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church for more than 30 years. A Memorial Service celebrating Bob's life will be held at 12pm Saturday October 1, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church, 1070 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, UT. Friends may call at the church before the service from 11-12pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Zion Lutheran Church, The Utah Food Bank, or The Crossroads Urban Center. The Erdman family would like to express its gratitude & love to Rev. Steve Klemz, close friend & pastor and to Care Source Hospice for their care & support during our time of loss.
      & Early Mortuary, Salt Lake City, UT.
    Person ID I1131  Helms Family
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2011 

    Father Henry H Erdman,   b. 25 Oct 1883, WI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1973  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Nettie Jane Leister,   b. 27 Aug 1890, WI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1963, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 10 May 1914 
    Family ID F381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Weppler 
    Married 1949 
    Children 
     1. A. Erdman
     2. S. Erdman
     3. L. Erdman
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jan 1927 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Photo of Bob Erdman.
    Photo of Bob Erdman.
    Photo of Bob Erdman.
    Photo of Henry Erdman and Nettie Leister, and sons Delbert and Robert Erdman.
    Photo of Henry Erdman and Nettie Leister, and sons Delbert and Robert Erdman.
    Photo of Henry Erdman and Nettie Leister, and sons Delbert and Robert Erdman.