Mrs. Erma Edna Blakely


Mrs. Erma Edna Blakely, surviving spouse of Rev. W. P. Gauer, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2011.


Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 5 at the Harlan Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 to 10:45 am at Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home, 1401 Garfield Avenue, Harlan, IA.


Rev. Gauer served in Iowa at Manning-Dedham; Shelby-Tennant; Collins; Mediapolis-Sperry; Mt. Ayr-Caledonia; Norwalk-Linn Grove and Guthrie Center-Bowman Chapel.  He died in 1968.


Survivors include her son, Paul Gauer of Sun City, AZ and daughter, Pamela Sanders of Cranston, RI 02920.


Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, Harlan, IA and North Scituate Baptist Church, Scituate, RI.


Bishop Trimble and the Cabinet – August 2, 2011