George Richard Erdtmann

August 21, 1936June 2, 2018

George Richard “Dick” Erdtmann, age 81 of Bolivia, NC passed away on Saturday the second of June 2018 at his home. Born in Ellsworth, Kansas on the twenty first of August 1936, Dick was the son of the late George Edward and Almira Hardenburger Erdtmann. Dick was a retired Aerospace Engineer, and worked on several projects including the Hexagon and Hubble Satellite projects. One of his hobbies was woodworking, which he was quite accomplished at using various exotic woods to make cutting boards and enjoyed selling at craft fairs in the area. Dick was also an avid golfer who enjoyed playing with his family and friends. Dick was a proud Eagle Scout and that accomplishment was made even more special last Saturday when his grandson, Nathan, earned and received his Eagle Scout Rank. Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, Jane Erdtmann; three sons, David Erdtmann and wife Eunhee Lee of Mendanales, NM, John Erdtmann and wife Nora Koffman of Kingsport, TN, Eric Erdtmann and wife Melissa of Roxbury, CT; a sister, Miriam Strasen and husband, James of Salina, KS and two grandchildren, Nathan & Jayme Erdtmann. A celebration of life will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning on Saturday the twenty third of June 2018 in the Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothchild Street, Holden Beach, NC. A reception will follow the service at Winding River POC, 1640 Goley Hewett Road SE, Bolivia, NC. In lieu of customary remembrances the family requests with gratitude that donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to the Alzheimer's Association at Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 E McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006-2662. Online condolences are encouraged and may be offered at White Funeral & Cremation Service, Bolivia/Supply Chapel


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, June 23, 2018

George Richard Erdtmann

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Karen a Welsh(Torline)

June 11, 2018

Richard and I were classmates at GBHS. He helped me enumerable times with math problems, he had a brilliant mind! He will be missed by those of us who knew him.

Pete Talbot

June 7, 2018

Eric & family - We are all so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We enjoyed the times we got to share with you and your Dad (parents) in CT and NC. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you all. I know he will live on in your great memories of time with him.

Pete, Kathy, Kaitlyn, Peter

Eric Erdtmann

June 7, 2018

We love you Dad. We’ll miss you. Love Eric, Missy, Nate & Jayme