BATKE, Erma Ruth

On March 12, 2022, Erma Ruth Batke entered into the presence of her Saviour, Jesus Christ. She died peacefully at the age of 88 at the Grey Nuns Hospital, with her family surrounding her.

Erma will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 63 years, Daniel; daughter-in-law, Sharon, and her children Ashley (Brent) and their children Taylor (Katrina), Remy and Kobe, and Todd (Alissa); son, Dave (Michelle), and their children Amanda, Daniel, and Alex; daughter, Denise (Daryl) and their children Taylor (Darcy) and their daughter Sienna, Alyssa, and Kyle (Charlotte). She will also be missed by her sister, Gertie (Walter), brother, Ernie (Helen), sister-in-law Elke, sister-in-law Rita and brother-in-law Paul (Dorothy) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Harvey, as well as her brother Paul (Erma), and sister Mary (Rick), sister-in-law Tabea (Willy), brothers-in-law Benjamin, Adolf, and Rudy.

Erma was the epitome of a loving wife, mother, and Oma (grandmother). She loved her family fiercely and was always available to love and support one of her children or grandchildren. She was renowned for her gift of hospitality. Erma’s home was always open for a visit, some coffee and kuchen. She had a way to make people feel welcomed in her home. We will always remember and cherish the moments around the family table, laughing, talking, and enjoying a meal made with love. Most of all, Erma was a woman of profound faith, who trusted in Jesus and now has seen her faith realized as she has gone home to be with her Saviour.

Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery, 52356 Range Road 232, Sherwood Park at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 21. Funeral and refreshments to follow at 1:30 pm at Zion Baptist Community Church located at 9802-76 Avenue, Edmonton.

We would ask that those who attend wear a face mask and social distance due to immunocompromised members of the family.

For those unable to attend, the church service will be streamed online. Please follow this link for the live stream starting at 1:20 pm, 10 minutes before the service begins:

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Ukraine Crisis Fund through the North American Baptist Conference. Please follow this link:

Serenity Funeral Service – South
780 450 0101

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Christine Batke Kurylo

Our sympathies to Uncle Dan and family. Love from Christine, Greg and Malakai

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