Born November 2, 1919 in Calumet, Michigan daughter of the late Peter and Emma (Bulldra) Kallunki passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015.
Erma was a graduate of Calumet High School and Cleary College. She worked a number of years for the Diocese of Lansing and later retired from the State of Michigan. She was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church in Lansing, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble with her sisters, and was an avid Detroit Tigers and MSU athletics fan.
Erma is survived by three children, William J. (Ronnie) Orblych, Susan (Richard) Robtoy, and Barbara (Harry) Elkins; eleven grandchildren, Troy, Todd, Trent, and Teague Orblych, Steven (Monica) Robtoy, Andrew (Julie) Orblych, Christopher (Doreen) DoBias, Katie (Dre) Reid, Kara Gamboa, Kevin (Jessica) Bradley, and Kory Bradley; fifteen great grandchildren; two great great grandsons; daughter-in-law, Melodye Orblych; son-in-law, Paul DoBias; sister, Ruth Downer; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
Erma was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Orblych; son, Michael Orblych; daughter, Mary DoBias; granddaughter, Denise Edmonson; sister, Ina; brother, Gordon and an infant sister.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Staffs at both Ingham Regional Assisted Living and Eaton Community Palliative Care for the wonderful care they extended to their mother.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care.