Etta M. Erwin

July 22, 1925 - February 18, 2021

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Etta Mae Erwin, 95, of Foley, Alabama, and formerly of Pleasant Lake, Indiana, died Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Diversicare of Foley Nursing Home in Foley, Alabama.

She was born July 22, 1925, in Pleasant Lake, Indiana, to Rollie Roy and Louvisa H. (Anstett) Alleshouse.

Mrs. Erwin and her husband, Arthur Johne Erwin owned and operated Erwin’s Market in Pleasant Lake for many years.

She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church near Pleasant Lake.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Wendy Erwin of Foley, Alabama; two granddaughters, Tonya and Jen; and three great-granddaughters, Morgan, Madisen, and Keziah.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers.

Private burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life service is being planned at a later date at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 3365 South Golden Lake Road, Pleasant Lake, Indiana, 46779.

Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Steve and Molly Allen
February 26th, 2021 5:09pm
Auburn, IN

Mike and Wendy, we were so sorry to learn of Etta Mae's passing. She was such a positive person and loved by many. She will be missed.

Larry McCormick
February 24th, 2021 12:23am
Ocala, FL

Etta Mae was a great lady and she and my mother Dorothy (Hoyer) McCormick) were very close friends thru school and for many years after they graduated.. We have her family in our prayers.

Melody (Budd) Davenport
February 23rd, 2021 4:49am
Fort wayne

Grew up in Pleasant Lake Etta an Johne was two very special people .. Enjoyed going to the store an seeing them.. Love an Prayer to the family .

Dave Sassanella
February 22nd, 2021 7:17pm
Fort Wayne

Such great memories of this family. I remember Etta Mae's dad, Rollie, and he was such a fixture in Hudson. RIP

robert j williams
February 21st, 2021 11:53am


Joyce Rockwell
February 21st, 2021 1:23am

Mike and Wendy, May you find comfort in celebrating such a kind, wonderful lady's long life. My heartfelt sympathy.

Roger Jetmore
February 20th, 2021 6:24pm
Fremont, IN

Condolences to her family

Charles & Sharon Moore
February 20th, 2021 5:46pm
Pleasant Lake

Condolences to you Mike, Wendy & family. We will surely miss Etta Mae. I have known her & Johne since my earliest memories in Pleasant Lake. We are so appreciative that we got to see Etta Mae last winter and have that wonderful chat. The picture in KPC News looks just how I remember her. We will be at the Celebration of Life service that is certain. See you soon Mike.

Karen Clark
February 20th, 2021 2:16am

So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and a good friend of my mother Marilyn Penick..

Danny Houser
February 20th, 2021 1:39am
Albany Oregon

Prayers for the Erin family. As kid l would go into the Erwins grocery store for candy after my hair cut.

Cindy Means
February 20th, 2021 12:08am
Angola, IN

I always loved chatting with her. She was one of my favorite people. The sweetest lady.

Greg & Terry Sutton
February 19th, 2021 11:28pm
Hamilton, IN

Many prayers for your family,, very special family & memories of going to their store in Pleasant Lake

Don and Penny Wuebben
February 19th, 2021 11:02pm
San Antonio, TX

We love you, Aunt Mae. We have so many great memories in our family of those times we spent singing and playing music on Sunday afternoons. Rest in a Jesus’ arms!

Sandy Ferrell (Tritch)
February 19th, 2021 10:50pm
Pleasant Lake

So sorry to hear, Mike. Your mother was such a sweet lady.

Jan Janas
February 19th, 2021 10:44pm
Phoenix, AZ

I really enjoyed Etta and our times together. She always made you feel welcome and loved. She will be missed.

Doyle Brock
February 19th, 2021 10:36pm
Axtell, Tx

I can still remember when she operated the store when I was just a young boy. She was a sweet lady and kind to us kids. The community has lost a great lady. Prayers to all the family.

Andy Alleshouse
February 19th, 2021 9:57pm
Broadheadsville Pennsylvania

Aunt May I miss your voice. Tell uncle Johnny, grandpa, grandma, mom, dad, uncle Herb, aunt Bobby, and Ama I said hi. Love Andy

Sharon Snidle Baer
February 19th, 2021 9:54pm
Daphne, Al

Mike and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a sweetheart. I'm so glad that I got to spend some time with her recently She loved you all so very much.

Dennie & Renae Johnson
February 19th, 2021 9:50pm
Robertsdale Al.

Me and my husband were neighbors with ms Etta We we close friends. She was a very special lady and she loved the lord 🙏we . Loved ♥️♥️♥️her like our own mother. God bless 🙏

James Elliott
February 19th, 2021 9:39pm
Folsom, California

It has been many years but I still remember coming into the store and seeing your smiling face.