Erma Jean (Young) Zaiser

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Erma Zaiser
1933 - 2017

PLANT CITY, Fla. - Erma Jean (Young) Zaiser, 83, formerly of Cornville and L.A.C., N.J., went to be with The Lord on Aug. 15, 2017, after a brief illness at South Baptist Hospital in Plant City, Fla.

Born Oct. 8, 1933, to Thomas James Young and Mary (Rice) Young, in Wheeling, W.Va., she married John R. (Jack) Zaiser at the First Presbyterian Church in Salem, N.J., on June 8, 1952. They were happily married for 65 years.

She graduated from Salem High School, N.J., in 1951. She and her husband along with their children enjoyed living on their farm raising animals and growing grains and vegetables from the ground to the table. They loved camping and traveled through 49 states. She worked at W.T. Grants and Skowhegan Savings Bank. After retirement, she bought and operated The Island Dairy Treat for 11 years.

After moving to Florida in 2008, she was editor of 'The Gator' for The Lakes' Retirement Park's newspaper and treasurer of the The Lakes Park chorus. She was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church in Skowhegan where she was very active.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Skowhegan and Solon, Maine, and Plant City, Fla. She was Worthy Matron of Sunset Chapter #53 OES in Skowhegan in 1981 and 1982. She was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies in Maine and Florida.

She wrote many poems over the years for special occasions for family and friends.

Her hobbies were reading, knitting, woodworking and decor painting, and quilting, and she enjoyed many other activities.

She is survived by her husband and five children; Valerie Jeanne (Richard) Palmer, of Zephyrhills, Fla.; John R. (Katie) Zaiser Jr., of Skowhegan; Mary Ellen (Warren Jr) Ashe, of Salisbury N.C.; Norman Thomas (Penny) Zaiser, of Cornville; and Kathleen Marie (Roland Jr) Perkins, of Cornville; grandchildren: Jodie (Arthur) Perkins, of Skowhegan; Jason (Taunya) Palmer, of Wasilla, AK; Jayda Palmer, of Everett, Wash.; Lucas (Bridget) Ashe, of Raleigh N.C.; J. Benjamin (Margaret Anne) Zaiser, of Orlando, Fla.; Karen (Jerome) Dane, of Richardson, Texas; Megan (Matt) Clavette, of Athens; and Artemus Perkins, of Cornville; also Angel (Walter) Vaughn and family, of Salisbury, N.C.; Calandra (Timothy) Whittier and family, of Norridgewock; Katie Dussex, of Portland; Aprile (Ryan) Neill and family, of Prince Edward Island; and Rusty Lanpher and family, of Stetson; great-grandchildren: Brady, Taylor, Zachary, Mariah, Dallas, Anaïs, Paxton; and Elizabeth and family, Cash and Piper; great-great-grandchildren, Emmitt and Shayla; one sister, Linda (George) Sites, of Quinton, N.J.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Marilyn Zaiser, of Harrisburg, Pa.; very special cousins, Babsy Newland, Sue Arnoldy, Ann Zarenko and Todd Young Mobley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, and grandson Joseph Dennis Carr.

A celebration of her life will be held May 2018 at Skowhegan The Centenary Methodist Church with an Eastern Star Service.



Published in Central Maine on Sept. 6, 2017