Linda Lee Ermel, age 69, of Battle Creek, MI, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Bronson Battle Creek in Battle Creek, MI.
She was born November 25, 1950 in Battle Creek, MI the daughter of Dale Ramon Roberts and Wilma Gene (Hallmark) Roberts.
Linda graduated in 1968 from Battle Creek Central High School where she was in A Cappella Choir and was a Candy striper at the hospital during high school. She then went to KCC to get her Nurse's Aide certificate.
She had worked for about 15 years as a Nurse's Aide at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Lakeview General, Leila and Community hospitals. She retired from Johnson Controls.
She married Robert Ermel on February 8, 1987 in Battle Creek, MI and he passed away on August 16, 2007.
She is survived by: two daughters: Ericka Michelle (Bruce) Cantrell of Battle Creek, MI; daughter: Erin Melissa (David C. "Chris") Wilkey of Dunlap, TN; two step sons: Robert Ermel of Battle Creek, MI and Benjamin "Ben" (Angela) Ermel of Woodland, MI; two Brothers: David Roberts and Michael Roberts of both of Battle Creek, MI;
two sisters: Nancy Crawford of Battle Creek, MI; and Mary (Ken) Clark of Travelers Rest, South Carolina; nine grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandchild: Melissa Renee Wilkey (Aug 9, 2001); grandson: Jonathan Ermel (April 27, 2017); brother: Ernest Daniel Roberts (1954)
Linda was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and volunteered for Bingo at the VFW. She loved to play Bingo, loved crocheting, enjoyed reading a good book and of course her family.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service where the family will be present from 4:00 until 7:00 PM. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM in the Bachman Funeral Chapel with Pastor Danny Martineau of Life in Christ Ministries officiating. Cremation has been conducted. .Memorial tributes may be made to: Centra Care PACE, 200 West Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek 49017. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com