Erwin "Erv" Post
Erwin "Erv" Post
Memorial services will be held for Erwin "Erv" Post of Richville, Minnesota on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service in Wadena, Minnesota with Deacon Craig Stich officiating. The music will be provided by Connie Lee Stich, Detsi Wanger, Doreen Larson and Sharon Bitzan. Military Honors are provided by the American Legions Post #148 of Dent, Minnesota and Perham Veterans of Foreign War Post #4020 of Perham, Minnesota. Interment will be in Richville City Cemetery, Richville, Minnesota. Erwin Hubert Post was born on September 4, 1938 in Perham, Minnesota. His parents were the late Al and Marie (Koep) Post, he was the oldest of five children. He was raised on a farm in Otter Tail County. He graduated from Parkers Prairie High School and proudly served in the United States Navy in 1956. He was on the Pacific Fleet, 7th Fleet 77 Task Force for 4 years. He was also on the Formosa Strait, Quenmoy Matsu Island off of China. In charge of Padre Island Gunney Range for one year, attached to different helicopter squads for a total of ten years in the Navy. After his Honorable Discharge he was united in marriage to Mildred Bushaw on April 16, 1966 in Wisconsin. Erv was president and CEO of PS Machine. After Millie's death in 1977 he went on to buy the Peak Supper Club in Minnesota. Upon selling the supper club he moved to Oregon, where he was united in marriage to Elrene Henson on June 4, 1986. Erv was employed with Hwy Products and Baltaw Standard. Erv and Elrene moved back to Minnesota where he was employed with Lund Boats in New York Mills until cancer forced him into retirement. Later he worked at a roadside park on Highway 78, until a stroke forced him to quit.
Erv served on the city counsel for 10 years, was a Life Member of the V.F.W. Post and American Legion, member of the Lions in Minnesota and Oregon; a master gardener, a member of the Ottertail Rod and Gun Club. He was also involved in raising exotic birds. He co-chaired the Relay of Life and was a 16 year survivor of cancer. Erv was on the recovery of Gemine 4. On December 2, 2017 Erv passed away at Perham Living in Perham, Minnesota. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Preceding Erv in death were his parents; wife, Millie; step-son, Lynn Hanson; aunts and uncles: Ben and Rose Stich; Erv and Florence Fruth; John and Evelyn Koep; his pets: Bowser, Blitz and Lucky. Erv is survived by his wife, Elrene; brother, Al (Marsha) Post; sisters: Barbara (Clyde) Smith; Bonnie Roers; Sue (George) Haddican; sons: Michael Bushaw and Dan Bushaw; step-children: Gene Hanson, Elaine (Myron) Luedus; Bonita (George) Ritona, Barbara (Loren) Hawes and their extended family and cousins; special friends, Dan Siefert & Ronald Thoennes; long time friend, Ernesto Javier and pets, Abby and Pinky. Please visit karvonenfuneralhome.com to leave a message of comfort and support for Erv's family. Arrangements are provided by the Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service.