Erwin R. EffingerErwin R. Effinger, 85, of Hermantown died Saturday Oct. 19, 2013.
Erwin R. Effinger, 85, of Hermantown died Saturday Oct. 19, 2013.
He was born in Duluth to Leon and Alyce Effinger.
Erwin was a Master Chief serving 25 years with the Sea Bee's. He had worked for the D.M. & I.R. for 40 years. He was a lifetime member of the Knights Templar, and a member of the VFW Post No. 71. Erwin enjoyed tinkering, traveling, fishing, cabin and construction. He will be remembered as a "Regular Guy".
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Bob.
He is survived by his wife Jackie the love of his life for 59 years; children Sherry (Jerry) and Keenan (Dana); granddaughter Chelsea (Fiancé Adam Upton); siblings Dean (Donna) Effinger, and Francine (Dennis) Pitkanen; loving pets Sugar and Pixie, and numerous nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. Thursday Oct. 24, 2013 until the 11 a.m. Memorial Service in Sunrise Funeral Home. Military Honors will be Accorded by the Duluth Combined Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Animal Allies or any Veteran Organization. Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.