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Erma F. Zillig Flowerday
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Birth: Aug. 28, 1912
Death: Feb. 24, 2010

She was the second of seven children born to William and Nellie Maude (Francies) Zillig.
Erma attended rural schools, including Leahy School. She graduated from the 8th grade, the second highest in Seward County. In 1930, she graduated from Seward High School and attended the University of Nebraska in preparation for teaching in rural schools for five years. On June 2, 1935, Erma was united in marriage to Theodore Milton Flowerday at her parent's home, east of Seward. Five children were born to this union, Janice, Marilyn Judith, Maureen and Theodore. The couple farmed in Seward County, moving to their farm southeast of Seward in 1947 and they moved into Seward in 1960. Erma worked for Seward Memorial Hospital until she retired in 1972. She was a 50 + - year member of Friedens United Church of Christ in Seward where she held offices in the women's groups, including president. She was a 4-H leader and volunteered in the community until age 95. She enjoyed the world travels with Ted after their retirement. Erma was a writer, a published poet and an avid quilter who provided quilts for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Erma is preceded in death by her husband Ted in 2001; her daughter, Janice M. Preston; granddaughter, Barbara Preston; parents, William and Nellie Zillig; her infant brother, Clifford; brothers, Mervin Zillig and Rev. Leo Zillig; her sisters, Leona Westerhoff, Mabel Lyon, and Dorothy Flowerday. Erma is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Martha Flowerday of Madison, MS; her daughters and sons-in-law, Mitzi and Bill Colyer of McClure, IL, Judy and Gene Nagel of Michigamme, MI, Maureen and Larry Dunn of Powell, TN; son-in-law, Duane Preston of Seward; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Myrna Zillig and Joyce Zillig, both of Seward; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends including Connie Kasl of Staplehurst 
 
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 Parents:
  William H. Zillig (1880 - 1964)
  Nellie Maude Francies Zillig (1882 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  Theodore Milton Flowerday (1910 - 2001)*
 
 Children:
  Janice M. Flowerday Preston (1936 - 2006)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leona B Zillig Westerhoff (1906 - 2003)*
  Erma F. Zillig Flowerday (1912 - 2010)
  Mabel Marie Zillig Lyon (1914 - 2009)*
  Dorothy E. Zillig Flowerday (1918 - 2004)*
  Mervin William Zillig (1921 - 2008)*
  Leo David Zillig (1926 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Seward Cemetery
Seward
Seward County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Don
Record added: Feb 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48930808
Erma F. <i>Zillig</i> Flowerday
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Erma F. <i>Zillig</i> Flowerday
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Erma F. <i>Zillig</i> Flowerday
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