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Ermis, LaRuth Louise (Bahn)

1922-2011

LARUTH LOUISE BAHN ERMIS, 89, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 13, 2011 after suffering a stroke.

She was born in Elgin, Texas on April 15, 1922, and grew up in Driscoll, Texas. LaRuth was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a faithful member of St. Jerome Catholic Church where she served as a volunteer Wedding Coordinator and Altar Society Member for 25 years. She was also an active member of the Corpus Christi Cathedral Parish in Corpus Christi, Texas back in the 60’s and very active in RCIA. LaRuth was the Matriarch of the Ermis/Bruegging family and enjoyed cooking and entertaining her family and friends. One of her many contributions included her donation of the bells and bell tower at St. Jerome Catholic Church where she loved to listen to the bells ring before Mass.

She was preceded in death by her parents Hilda Klaus Bahn and Henry M. Bahn and her husband of 55 years, Harvey Ermis Sr., her three brothers Clifton Bahn, Hank Bahn and Arthur Bahn and her son-in-law Patrick Bruegging.

Survivors are her daughter, Jeanette Bruegging, her son & daughter-in-law Harvey Jr and Shirley Ermis, her 6 grand-children and their spouses, Brent & Stacy Bruegging, Brad & Michelle Bruegging, Janna & Paul Krus, and Brian Bruegging (and soon to be Bride) Lori Parker, as well as Kevin & Brandy Ermis and Duane and Kirsten Ermis. LaRuth was also survived by her 11 Great-grandchildren. LaRuth had a great love for her family, was a friend to many, and will be dearly missed.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2011 in the Chapel at Waltrip Funeral Home with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17, 2011 at St. Jerome Catholic Church at 8825 Kempwood Drive, Houston, TX. 77080 and Msgr. Dan Scheel will be the Celebrant. Interment to follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery at I-10 at Eldridge.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jerome Catholic Church in memory of LaRuth Ermis.

Source: Houston Chronicle on October 16, 2011