Erma Louise White

March 6, 1938 ~ October 10, 2021 (age 83)


Erma White, 83, of Watervliet passed away peacefully Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Caretel of St. Joseph with her family by her side.


Erma was born on March 6, 1938, in Watervliet to Arthur and Lillian Rowley.


On February 21, 1958, she married the love of her life Lester “Chum” White, together they had two daughters Julie and Laurie.


Erma enjoyed many activities in her lifetime such as; being a Watevliet Band Booster, participated in the MECCA Women’s Club, Thursday night ladies golf league, and a member of Watervliet Plymouth Congragational Church where she sang in the choir. In her later years Erma enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren who simply knew her as Weezie.


Erma is survived by: her two daughters Julie (John) Zaleski of Grand Rapids and Laurie (Roger) Prince of Watervliet; three grandchildren Eric (Britney) Prince of Benton Harbor, Brandy (Ian) Eberhard of Benton Harbor, and Nick (Terri) Prince of St. Joseph; five great grandchildren Logan, Madison and Alexis Eberhard, Noah Prince, and Gianna Prince; two sisters Dorris (Bill) Stembough of Paw Paw and Sheila (Earl) Price of Winter Haven, FL; several nieces and nephews; , and last but not least her weiner dog named puppy.


Erma is preceded in death by her husband Lester “Chum”, parents, a brother Arden Rowley, and a sister Marvis Whitney.


Friends may visit with Erma’s family Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, where her life will be celebrated at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be made in Erma’s memory to Berrien County Cancer Services or Caring Circle Hospice. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Erma’s family.

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October 14, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hutchins Funeral Home
209 South Main Street ~ PO Box 103
Watervliet, MI 49098

Funeral Service
October 14, 2021

1:00 PM
Hutchins Funeral Home
209 South Main Street ~ PO Box 103
Watervliet, MI 49098


Caring Circle Hospice
4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph MI 49085
Tel: 1-269-429-7100

Berrien County Cancer Service
3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph MI 49085
Tel: 1-269-429-3281

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