Erma Leona Armburg

March 16, 1928January 13, 2013

Erma Leona Coffman Armburg, 84, died on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Story County Medical Center Senior Care in Nevada. Funeral services will be held at Stevens Memorial Chapel 607 28th St., Ames, on Wednesday, January 16 at 11:00 am with burial to follow at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens, rural Nevada. The family will receive friends for an hour prior to the service. Erma was born March 16, 1928 near Story City to Larry and Grace (Denekas) Coffman. She attended school in Story City and enjoyed a long and productive career as the Assistant Director of Housekeeping at Mary Greeley Medical Center where she retired in 1990. Erma was a member of the Nevada Memorial Lutheran Church. Erma taught her children her solid work ethic. She is remembered as being a sharp dresser who loved people, was witty and never said an unkind thing about anyone. She loved chocolate, Pepsi, the color purple and gambling. Erma is survived by her five children, Ronald Wierson of Story City, Ray (Jan) Wierson of Davenport, Claudia (Duane) Anderson of Madrid, Mary (Bob) Dyar of Ankeny and Diane (Kenny) Nichols of Colo; seven grandchildren, Scott Wierson of Davenport, Jennifer (Lee) Smith of Dubuque, Jeff (Kate) Wierson of West Des Moines, Marsha (Don) Holub of Ankeny, Tammy (Brian) Mahlendrof of Omaha, Jason (Courtney) Belz of Kansas City and Joshua Belz of Miami; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her long time companion, Larry Dobson, sister Helen Thompson and brother Leonard Coffman. A Celebration of Life concert will be performed by Ray and Scott Wierson at the Story County Medical Center Senior Care in Nevada at 2 pm following the committal service. As a show of sympathy, memorial contributions may be directed to the family to go towards the purchase at a later date of a memorial bench at Hickory Grove Park in Erma’s honor. On-line condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Charles Schreckenbach

April 3, 2013

Im sorry to hear about your loss. I really liked Erma.

Pat and Chuck Umbreit

January 25, 2013

We were so sorry to hear the news about Erma. She was always such a fun loving cousin. I didn't see much of her the past several years but did get a chance to see her at Helen Thompson's funeral. I am Edith Denekas Jacobson's daughter. We are sorry for your loss and we have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Diane Nichols

January 22, 2013

Hi Cindy, This is Diane, Erma's youngest daughter. The service was beautiful. Ray & his son Scott sang at the funeral And later at Senior Care. She was such a fun & caring Mom.

January 17, 2013

Sorry for the loss of your Mother.God bless her and your family. We both worked with her for many years at MGMC. We we're out of town when the service was held. Again so sorry and may God Bless. Ann & Ron Lovig

Senior Care

January 16, 2013

Erma will be missed around Senior Care!

Cindy Litzel (Cousin)

January 16, 2013

May hope be your guiding light down this path of sorrow....And may your loving memories bring you peace. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

January 15, 2013

Thinking of you all and remembering Erma. The thing I remember most is her laugh and how fun she was to be around. Always up beat and happy. Always very friendly. A good mother. Many good memories of Erma.

Terry Seibert