Erma Erb Cressman Snyder

March 31, 1922January 27, 2011

Snyder, Erma Born March 31, 1922 in New Hamburg and died January 27, 2011 at Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge. Erma was the daughter of the late Addis and Lizzie May Erb Cressman. She was predeceased by her sister Mabel Cressman, her brother Harold and brother-in-law Zenus Cressman. Erma worked at Fairview Mennonite Home in the kitchen where she met widower Orlan Snyder who she married on July 9, 1977. She became step-mother to Aden (Verna) Snyder, the late Hettie (Carl) Sleeper, the late Melinda Utz and her late husband Michael, Mervin (Irene), the late Eileen Snyder, Vera (Stanley) Cressman, the late Cleason (Beatrice) Snyder, the late Laverne (Elisha) Snyder and the late Verna White and her late husband Bill. Orlan and Erma moved into a cottage at Fairview, were able to travel and Erma enjoyed gardening and photography. Erma and Orlan had 9 years together and after his death Erma moved into the apartment tower in Fairview where she was active in the Fairview choir and made many friends. In 2006 when her mobility deteriorated even more, Erma moved into the LTC section of Fairview. Her kind spirit will be missed by many staff who cared for her. Erma will be greatly missed by surviving siblings Eloise Cressman, Willard (Beulah), sister-in-law Lois Cressman and many nieces and nephews and their families. Also lovingly missed by surviving Snyder step-children Aden, Mervin and Vera, 40 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Erma’s family will receive friends at Fairview Mennonite Home Auditorium (515 Langs Drive, Cambridge) on Friday, February 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Fairview Mennonite Auditorium at 11:00 a.m. Interment Elmira Mennonite Cemetery. In memory of Erma, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee or Fairview Mennonite Home would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Barthel Funeral Home (519-653-3251).


  • Visitation Friday, February 4, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, February 4, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 5, 2011

Erma Erb Cressman Snyder

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