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Mary Susan Erhardt



Erhardt , Mary S., age 65 of Grand Rapids passed away peacefully on June 30, 2019, comforted by her loving family and the wonderful staff at St. Ann’s Nursing Home after Mary’s courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis for 35 years.   She was preceded in death by her mother Margaret (Hogan) Erhardt, husband James J. Walsh III and sister Kristin Erhardt.  She is survived by her father, Lawrence (Nancy) E. Erhardt; sisters ,  Ann Erhardt, Maureen Erhardt and brothers, Joe (Dawn) Erhardt, Larry Erhardt Jr (Joyce Evans) and several nieces and nephews.  Mary was a graduate of Catholic Central High School and attended University of Michigan studying computer science.  Mary was employed at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She returned to Grand Rapids where she was employed by Erhardt Construction Company.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10 from 6-8 PM with a scripture service at 6 PM at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, July 11 at 11am at St. Robert of Newminster Church, 6477 Ada Drive SE, Ada, Rev. Leonard Sudlik, presiding.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  The Erhardt family would like to thank the dedicated staff at St. Ann’s Home for their exceptional care provided to Mary.Memorial contributions can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2265 Livernois Road, Ste 410, Troy, MI  48083 or St. Ann’s Home, 2161 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI  49504 .

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4 Responses

  1. Fond memories of working with Mary. My condolences to the Erhardt.

  2. Sending you and your family our deepest sympathy the Gould Family John and Judy

  3. Dear Mare-Bear,
    I do not know what to say.
    Except, I think of you every single day.
    It’s ironic, how God brought me to you.
    When you were down and out and feeling blue.
    I’m grateful for the opportunity to have met.
    The times we shared I never will forget. Bagels, caramels, and yes even, Oreos….
    Grill outs, luncheons, trips to mall & shopping at Kohl’s.
    All the memories, I will carry deep in my ❤ 4ever.
    An imprint, that in my ❤ and will never ever leave…NEVER!!!
    The times we shared & talks we had, I never will 4get.
    The losses and struggles that you have had, u know longer, have to endeavour.
    Selfishly, I wish I could have you back, if only for a little while.
    To share the laughs & talks we had and to see you smile.
    I feel, at rest, knowing God has taken you to onto your next journey.
    One where your soul will 4ever and ever always be free.
    Ur BFF always and 4ever,

  4. We, the family of Mary’s husband, James J Walsh lll, are very saddened to learn belatedly of her passing. We had lost touch with Mary after many years of staying in contact. Condolences to all of her Erhardt family members.
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