On Sunday, December 20, 2020, Virginia Mae (Hottman) Erdmann, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 77, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.
Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at First Assembly of God, 1424 24th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, with Pastor Brad Kingsriter officiating.
Burial follows at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Monday, at the mortuary, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Family and friends may sign Virginia’s online guestbook and view her service at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Virginia Mae Hottman was born on June 18, 1943, on the family farm northeast of Eureka, SD to Edwin and Melinda (Burrer) Hottman. This is the area where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Eureka High School with the Class of 1961.
On March 24, 1962, Virginia married Kenneth Erdmann in Aberdeen while he was on leave from the United States Army, where he was stationed in Texas. Together they raised two sons, Scott and Mark, and one daughter, Tamera.
Virginia, or “Ginger” as she was also known, was employed in the manufacturing industry for 43 years, first at Control Data and then 3M, before retiring in 2005. She always talked about her co-workers and the laughs they would have together.
In her younger years, Virginia was very active and enjoyed roller skating with Ken every Friday night. They also loved dancing, oh my, how Ginger and Ken loved to dance! They passed that love of dancing on to their children, teaching them how to waltz and polka. Virginia also enjoyed camping and fishing, spending as much time fishing on the river and at New Evarts Resort as possible. Over the years, the family enjoyed many wonderful camping trips there. She also found enjoyment gardening and canning with her mother as well as cooking and baking lots of German goodies. Virginia liked watching sports, especially when her children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren were playing. An evening out was often spent attending Northern State University basketball games. Virginia also loved going to the car races at the Brown County Speedway. For many years, she didn’t miss watching her favorite drivers, Doug Dinger and Kent Arment. Another passion of Virginia’s was going out to eat and traveling. After retiring, Virginia and Ken went on bus tours, cruises and trips, which included Barcelona, Turkey, France, Spain, Greece, and many islands in the Caribbean and Mexico. They also attended NASCAR Races, and visited many different states in the United States, and spent several winters in Port Aransas, TX. Above all, Virginia loved the Lord, her church, and family! She enjoyed attending Sunday services and hearing the message given by the Pastors. She was extremely proud of her family and loved talking about her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. Whether it was a wrestling match, rodeo or church program, Virginia was there! She truly was an incredible woman. “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains.” ~ author unknown.
Virginia’s spirit is carried on by her husband, Kenneth Erdmann of Aberdeen; one daughter, Tamera (Kevin) Wauer of Elk Point, SD; two sons, Scott Erdmann of Aberdeen, and Mark Erdmann of Yankton, SD; two grandchildren, Tori Erdmann of Rapid City, SD and Heather Erdmann of Cedar Rapids, IA; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Mike Hottman of Aberdeen.
Virginia is reunited in Heaven with her parents, one brother, and one sister.
You may be gone from our sight, but you will never be gone from our hearts.
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