Larry Lee Erb


Larry Lee Erb, 80 died Tuesday, April 16, at his home.
He was born April 16, 1939, to Menno and Lois (Eichelberger) Erb in Cuming County, Nebraska.
On Oct. 3, 1959, he married Sharon Metzler at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.
She survives along with their children, Richard (Jill) Erb, Benton, Regina (Dan) Vogelzang and Christopher (Jill) Erb, both of New Paris; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth (Cory) Kauffman and Tyler (Cally) Erb, both of Benton, Heather (Ryan) Allred, Fort Wayne, Derek Vogelzang, Wabash, Spencer (Auna) Erb, New Paris, Sara Erb, Bloomington, and Austin Erb, West Lafayette; four great-grandchildren, Reed and Harper Kauffman, Teegan Erb and Aurora Allred; five siblings, Karen (Homer) Schmucker, Nappanee, Lon (Linda) Erb, Benton, Phyllis (Keith) King, Kouts, Ralph (Marianne) Erb, Leesburg, Florida, and Eunice (Tom) Culp, Goshen; and several stepsisters.
Mr. Erb was a 50-year member of the Benton Volunteer Fire Department, serving as chief for 25 years. He was a member of the Benton Township Advisory Board and the New Paris Benton 4-H Boosters.
He owned and operated Larry's Upholstering Shop in Benton and was also a member of Benton Mennonite Church.
Visitation will be Friday, April 19, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, where a 10 a.m. funeral service will be conducted Saturday, April 20.
Burial will follow at Benton Lutheran Cemetery, Benton.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Benton Mennonite Church or the Benton Volunteer Fire Department.
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Published on April 16, 2019
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