Henry George Erdman

January 20, 1930 - May 11, 2009
Henry George Erdman

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Henry George Erdman, 79, of Hendersonville, NC died Monday, May 11, 2009 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC.

Born in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Friedrich and Lydia Frenzel Erdman. Shortly after he was born, he and his family moved to Germany. He returned to the United States in 1947 and entered the US Army in 1952. While stationed in Austria, he met and married Lotte Lindtner. He returned to the US with his wife and lived in Elizabeth City, NC, before moving to Huntington, Long Island, NY, where he was employed by the US Postal Service. He was of the Lutheran faith.

An avid model railroad enthusiast, he worked with HO gauge trains.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lotte Lindtner Erdman of Hendersonville; two sons, Peter Erdman of Clifton, NJ, and Steven Erdman of North Branch, NY; three grandchildren, Henry, Madeline, and Owen; and several nieces and nephews.

A service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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  • May 13, 2009
    LARRY OAKLEY says:

  • May 13, 2009
    Richard & Rosemarie Cunningham says:
    Dear Lotte and family, We send our love and prayers. Henry was a kind, loving, gentle man and good friend of many years. We will miss him greatly!!! He had a wonderful spirit and beautiful heart. He is resting peacefully in Heaven. We Love you. Rosemarie&Richard Cunningham

  • May 14, 2009
    Ed & Abigail Platz says:
    We all will miss a truly wonderful fellow. I remember the many times together on your front porch - enjoying each other's company. Our prayers are with you, Lotte.

  • May 14, 2009
    claire & George Gill says:
    Lottie Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Henry was a great man and I know you loved him very much. I am here if you need anything Love and Prayers Claire

  • May 14, 2009
    David Osteen says:
    Lotte, I send you my love and prayers. Henry was a wonderful friend and I mourn his passing. I am a better person for having shared his gentle spirit and kind nature. Love, David