Ervin Wahl served with 3rd Infantry
Funeral services for Ervin H. Wahl, 93, of Aberdeen were held Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church in Aberdeen.
Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home of Aberdeen. Military honors were performed by Sidney L. Smith American Legion Post No. 24.
Ervin died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter in Ipswich.
Ervin H. Wahl, son of Fred and Carolina (Kessler) Wahl, was born on Oct. 15, 1919, near Mound City. He attended country school prior to graduating from Java High School in 1938. Ervin went on to attend Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen where he earned his teachers certificate. He then returned to Java and taught school for two years.
Ervin enlisted in the United States Army on April 8, 1942, and served with the 3rd Infantry during World War II. During his enlistment, Ervin’s battles and campaigns included Algeria, French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France and Rhineland. He received his honorable discharge in June of 1946.
He enrolled in the Kansas City School of Watch Making in the summer of 1946, graduating in 1949.
He was united in marriage to Erma Landis on July 25, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo.
Ervin and Erma began making their home in Bristol, where they owned and operated a jewelry store and raised their two sons. They purchased a lake cabin on Enemy Swim Lake where they enjoyed weekends until selling the cabin in 1979. They remained in Bristol until October of 1981, when they retired and moved to Aberdeen.
Grateful for having shared Ervin’s life are his wife, Erma of Aberdeen; two sons, Wayne Wahl of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Donald (Gail) Wahl of Sioux Falls; two grandsons, Ryan (Meagan) Wahl and Matthew Wahl; one great-grandson, Tristan Wahl; and one brother, Merle Wahl.
Ervin was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Carolina Wahl, and one brother, Edmund.