Joseph Erd Obituary

Joseph E. Erd
Joseph E. Erd

April 15, 1930 - March 7, 2019
Born in Aurora, IL
Resided in St. Charles, Illinois


Joseph E. Erd, 88, long time resident of St Charles, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 7, 2019 with his family at his side.

Joe was born April 15, 1930 to Helen (Erd) Moser in Aurora, Illinois.

Joe was a dental tech while serving in the US Army. Once discharged, he was a general contractor. He owned and operated Erd Builders serving the TriCity area for many years. Joe was also a long-time member of the North Aurora Seventh-Day Adventist Church, where he was elected and ordained as a deacon in the church. Joe loved his church as well as many close friends he made there while attending.

When Joe wasn’t busy working, he loved fishing, going camping, rollerskating, breaking black walnuts and being with his family and friends. Joe was the most genuine and kind-hearted man you could ever meet. If he knew you were in need, he’d do whatever he could do to help, even if that meant giving you the shirt off his back.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Susanna (Burgner) Erd. Loving father of 6 children: Gloria (Rod) Helm, Rick (Laura) Erd, Bill Erd, Bob (Karen) Erd, Herb (Diane) Erd, Mike (Val) Erd.

Proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren: Jen Pfotenhauer, Tom Ormond, Kim Helm, Heather Ruchti, Danni West, Chris and Chad Erd, Steve and Tim Erd, Julie Grote, Ashley and Samantha Erd, Krystal, Amanda and Nicole Erd.

Proud great-grandfather to 18 great grandchildren: Katie, Ryan, Tamara, Cody, Mercides, Bianca, Demetri, Hazel, Mikey, Shayna, Hope, Gianna, Lilia, Wyatt, Waylon, Finley, Cody and Nicholas. Extended family: Rene Verhaeghe, Mike Ormond, Sheila Strand, and many cherished friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen, step-father, William Moser, and granddaughter, Stephanie Erd.

A celebration of life is planned on Sunday, March 24, 2019, 11 am at North Aurora Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 950 Mooseheart Rd, North Aurora, IL 60542. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made in Joe’s memory to the North Aurora Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Arrangements made by DuPage Memorial Chapel, 951 W Washington St., West Chicago, IL. (630) 293-5200.




Celebration of Life
950 Mooseheart Road
North Aurora, IL US 60542
Sunday, March 24, 2019
11:00 AM