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Phyllis Erdmann

November 3, 1935 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Phyllis Erdmann, 87, West Fargo, ND passed away Friday, September 1, 2023, at Bethany on University, Fargo, ND.

Phyllis was born in Barnes County to Conrad and Winnie (Baker) Johnson on November 3, 1935.

After graduating from Hope High School, she went on to work at the First State Bank of Hope for M.G. Peterson.  She worked at the bank for 20 years and then decided to be a stay-at-home mom.

Later, she went to work at the Hope School.  She worked for 30 more years, then retired. She continued to work in the school office part time until moving to West Fargo in 2012. 

She married Delborn (Del) Erdmann of Zap, ND on August 4, 1954. Delborn passed away on May 31, 1998, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo.

They made their home in Hope. Phyllis was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hope. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was a past president of the auxiliary.  She was also a member of the Hope Civic Club.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Dennis (Colette) of Fargo; two step granddaughters, Marisa (Justin) and Allison (Christiaan); her six step great-grandchildren, Justice, Braedyn, Izaiha, Kymara, Tiara and Kylar; brother-in-law, Bill Jacobson of Finley; two sisters-in-law, Rose Marie Aberle of Fort Collins, CO and Mardela Belmore of Portland, OR; several nieces, nephews and God children.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Delborn; parents, sisters, Marlyn Knight and Marlys Jacobson; brother, Conrad Jr. (Sonny); sister-in-law, Darlene Johnson; brother-in-law, Ronald Knight; two half-sisters, Arlene and Kathy; and a half-brother, Clifford.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Bethany Retirement Facility, Fargo, ND.


Visitation:  Tuesday, September 5, 2023, from 5-7 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND, with a prayer service at 7 PM.

Funeral Service:   Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 2 PM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hope, ND, with visitation one hour before the service.

Interment:  Hope Cemetery, Hope, ND following the service.


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September 5, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Prayer Service
September 5, 2023

7:00 PM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Funeral Service
September 6, 2023

2:00 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
102 Steele Ave
Hope, ND 58046

Interment following funeral service

Hope Cemetery
13355 4th St. SE
Hope, ND 58046


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