March 2, 1936 – October 6, 2013
Ervin C. Promes, age 77, of Carroll passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll with Fr. Timothy Schott as celebrant. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday where there will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 4:00 P.M. and a Christian Wake Service at 6:00 P.M. by St. Lawrence Parish. Lector for the Mass will be Nathan Promes. Pianist will be Marcy Anderson and song leader will be Shari Schulte. Eucharistic Ministers will be Carey Promes, Lynette Lehrter, and Shirley Molitor. Mass servers will be Lauren and Taylor Promes. Casket bearers will be Grandsons: Chad Promes, Sean Promes, Nick Heuton, Tyler Heuton, Nathan Promes, and Matthew Promes. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll with military honors conducted by the Maurice Dunn Post of the Carroll American Legion.
Born on March 2, 1936 at Wynot, Nebraska, he was the son of Joe and Ida (Arens) Promes. He grew up in St. James, Nebraska on his family’s farm and graduated from Wynot High School in 1954. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Army and served four years. He was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Following his military career he worked for Missouri Valley Machinery in Sioux City as a mechanic. Erv was married to Sharon Ann Hochstein on May 21, 1960 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wynot. The couple made their home in Carroll where they raised their family and he owned and operated Promes Construction. Erv was a member of St. Lawrence Parish in Carroll, the Carroll Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and the Carroll Moose Lodge. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, hunting, and watching westerns.
Erv is survived by wife Sharon Promes of Carroll; two daughters: Charlotte Johnson and her husband Mike of Austin, Texas and Cindy Heuton and her husband Ryan of Carroll; four sons: Craig Promes and his wife Julie of Denison, Chris Promes and his wife Christy of Denison, Carey Promes and his wife Maria of Carroll, and Curt Promes of Carroll; sixteen grandchildren, a brother Jerome Promes and his wife Sally of Wynot, Nebraska; two brothers-in-law Jim Hochstein and his wife Marilyn of Des Plaines, Illinois, and Ervin “Harvey” Koch of Wynot, Nebraska; and three sisters-in-law: Alice Beyeler and her husband Tok of Wynot, Nebraska, Carol Promes of Carroll, and Arlyce Hochstein of Wynot, Nebraska; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Erv was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Raynold Promes and Gerald “Red” Promes, three sisters: Mildred Koch, Lucille Arens, and Mary Ann Promes.Information provided by: Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home
705 N. Carroll St.
Carroll, Iowa 51401