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“Garman Family you all have my deepest sympathy and condolences. I remember her and still have our picture. She was a loving mother and great friend....Read More »
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“My deepest sympathies to you, Uncle Doc, and to cousins Sandy, Keith, Tim and Amy, on the loss of Aunt Erline. I'm grateful for her warm support of...Read More »
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“She was a beautiful Lady. I send out my condolences, and prayers. God has gotten a beautiful Angel..Rest in peace Erline. Love and Prayers, Mr. & Mrs...Read More »
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“To The Garman Family, Erline was probably one of the nicest ladies we have ever met from New Bremen. She always greeted you with her sweet smile....Read More »
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“Amy, your mother was a lovely lady who always made folks welcome. She was a friend who Keith and I will miss. Prayers to you and your dad and...Read More »
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“My most sincere condolences to the entire Garman family. Not only was Erline a gfood neighbor for many years on Vine street, she also was a good...Read More »
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“For Sandy Bergman So sorry for loss. May you find peace in this time of sorrow. ”
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of New Bremen, died on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11:55 P.M. at the St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. She was born on June 8, 1932, in New Bremen, the daughter of the late John F. and Clara (Wiehe) Topp. On August 11, 1954 she married Charles Garman in Chickasaw, and he survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are her children Sandy (John) Bergman of Minster, Tim Garman, Keith (Yvonne) Garman, and Amy (Robin) Webster all of New Bremen. There are also sixteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a sister Louise Barga, left to cherish her memory. Along with her parents, Erline was preceded in death by a son John Garman, a daughter Janet Harrod, and her siblings Louis Topp, Carl Topp, Frederick Topp, Irma Shroyer, and Wilhelmina Settlage.

Erline was a 1950 graduate of New Bremen High School, where she was the Valedictorian of her class. She was a faithful member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, where she has been the President of the parish council, and served on the funeral luncheon committee. She was a member of the New Bremen American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary, and was a dedicated New Bremen Cardinal sports fan. She enjoyed attending the various sporting events of her grandchildren, playing cards, and having Wednesday morning breakfast with her friends. Erline was a homemaker, and had also worked as a cashier of the former Howell's IGA of New Bremen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer of New Bremen, with Rev. Fr. Thomas Dorn officiating. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 2:00 until 6:00 P.M., at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and on Monday from 9:00 until 10:00 A.M. at the church, followed by the praying of the Rosary at 10:00 A.M. Condolences to the Garman family can be left online at