Erma K. Orblych

Lansing, Michigan.

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.



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Larry and Cathy Kimmen
June 17, 2015 at 12:22 am

Sue ,Richard and Michael our prayers are with y’all and your family.
Much love from the Kimmen family.

Lisa DoBias Kjentvet
June 17, 2015 at 9:26 am

Dear Paul, Katie, Chris, Doreen, Rebecca, Barb and family – I remember Mrs. Orblych fondly. I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you all and especially Mary at this time. I find comfort that Mary is welcoming her in heaven. Love Lisa

tod orblych
June 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

…in my thoughts you are grandmother, missed you will be…

with love, tod

Sue (Gates) Howell
June 18, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Barb & Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Having lost our own mother last August, you have the full sympathy of our entire family. Let beautiful memories comfort you, as well as knowing she’s reunited with those who preceded her to Our Lord’s loving arms. You are in our prayers.

Toni Brandel
June 18, 2015 at 2:26 pm

God speed you on your way to his open arms Erma…
… Your Best and Loving Friend, Toni


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