Erma Mary VandeBossche was born December 19, 1925, at Mitchell, to Camiel and Edith (Lier) VandeBossche. She was baptized on March 26, 1926 and made her confession of faith to Jesus Christ on April 12, 1936.She attended school at Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1943. She was employed at Mitchell Motor Company from 1943 until 1951. From 1951 until 1962 she was employed at National Life of American in Mitchell and then at Commercial Bank for twenty-five years until her retirement in 1988. She was a charter member of the First Reformed Church in Mitchell and taught Sunday School for many years.
She is survived by one aunt, Eleanor Baas, of Beresford, SD; cousins: Edna (Philip) Lerseth, Beresford, SD; Janet Falk, Omaha, NE; and Shirley Baas, Wichita, KS
She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert VandeBossche, who lost his life while serving in the Air Force in 1943 during World War II, and her parents.